A beautiful little French gold and enamel verge, with fine dial and beautiful enamel back.
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement in good, clean condition and working well. Signed “Les fs. Esquivillon & De Choudens” and numbered (32705).
DIAL : This wonderful little white enamel dial is in perfect condition with no repairs or damage. Beautiful silver diamond set hands, perfect except for one small diamond missing from the base of the minute hand.
CASE : Multicoloured gold, with diamond set bezel and catch button. Pearl framed enamel panel on the back. The panel is set into a blue guilloche enamel and the back is further decorated with a gold floral band inset with coloured enamels. The high dome crystal is fine. The hinges and catch are all good, and the case snaps shut nicely. The case is in very good condition with no diamonds or pearls missing. Just a little damage to the right hand edge of the enamel panel. No repairs. There are tiny French gold marks in the case and stem.
Esquivillon (Freres) & De Choudens are listed in Paris from about 1775 until about 1830.