A minature Swiss silver guilloche enamel ‘cercle tournant’ timepiece, circa 1900

Description

The guilloche enamel case

The urn shaped case is made of silver which in turn is guilloche engraved. After that a translucent layer of white enamel was applied. On this layer there are seven medallions in total with polychrome depictions of ladies and putti. the whole is surmounted by a finial and placed on a octagonal white onyx base.

The ‘cercle tournant’

The dial is a silvered circle with Roman numerals turning along a fixed pointer. Hence the term ‘cercle tournant’ which means turning circle.

The movement

The spring driven movement has a duration of eight days. It is regulated by a platform anchor escapement and compensated balance. The plate is marked Swiss 6 jewels 2 adjustments.

Sizes

(Height) 11.5 cm (Diameter) 6 cm
(Height) 4.5 in (Diameter) 2.4 in

Price

€ 9.500

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