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    Swiss Unusual Enamel, Gold & Gilt Violin & Cello Form Miniature Verge Watches, circa 1820's
    Case: violin is 68 x 27 mm, enamel on gold, back with musical scores and gold and green leaf decoration, cello is 82 mm x 27 mm, red enamel on gilt silver, brass neck
    Dial: white enamel dials with Arabic numerals
    Movement: gilt full plates, verge fusee's, pierced two footed balance cocks


    Condition Report*: Type: Swiss Unusual Enamel, Gold & Gilt Violin & Cello Form Miniature Verge Watches
    Dial: enamel, Arabic
    Hands; moon, spade
    Metal: unmarked gold violin, gilt cello
    Case Info: both with hinged backs
    Case Length: violin - 68 x 27 mm, cello - 82 x 30 mm
    Watch Movement: gilt full plates, verge fusees, pierced two footed balance cocks
    Circa: 1820's
    Condition: violin front red enamel is good, the black enamel on the tailpiece and neck have chips, the side enamel with chips and flakes, the back enamel is okay with a repaired area at the bottom, movement is complete but dirty and needing cleaning and servicing, top hinge pin that holds movement in case is loose, movement is possible period replacement, dial is chipped around the wind hole, cello enamel is good on the back, good on the sides, good on the front except by the right side "F" hole, no enamel on neck, one winding peg missing, movement needs major repair, broken pivot on the contrate wheel and verge staff, chain is off, dial with edge chips and missing the hour hand
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    21st Thursday
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