Description & Technical information

Exceptional gold and enamel chatelaine. The chatelaine has a hook decorated with a rectangular medallion with a radial pattern of chased gold set with half pearls and black enamel. It is framed on either side by interlacing pearls. The watch is inserted in a dance card and suspended by a chain from the chatelaine's hook. The main face of the dance card shows the dial with Roman numerals. The edge of the notebook is set with half pearls and a fine line of black enamel. The edge of the notebook is finely chiselled with interlacing motifs. A clasp protects the inside of the booklet, which contains several leaves held together by a gold frame. The mechanical movement of the watch is hidden in the dance card.
Work of the second part of the 19th century.
Gold hallmarks: Owls. Foreign work, probably Swiss.
Weight: 49 g.
Length of the chatelaine: 10 cm.
Price: 23000€.

Period:  NAPOLEON III, 19th century
Medium: Gold and enamel
Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 cm (1¹/₈ x 0³/₄ x 0³/₈ inches)
Categories: Furniture