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Charming enamel fausse montre bonbonniere which hinges open and is where the mechanism is accessible to move the hands to the desired time. The front is enamelled as a watch face with dial and cobalt border and the reverse has white raised enamel vase of flowers with white dot border and gold leaf. It is suspended from a metal chatelaine with 2 fake watch keys and a fob seal with blue glass intaglio. South Staffordshire C1780.
Provenance: ex Ionides collection