* An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Polychrome Enamel and Seed Pearl Mandolin Pendant Watch,
consisting of an outer gold housing in a realistic mandolin motif, the face decorated with an angelic scene, the sound hole with glazed top to reveal watch case, the frets accented with foiled detail, gold wirework strings, the head set with cabochon cut rubies with blue, green and white enamel over gilt detail, the reverse of the neck and body decorated with black, light blue, and white opaque enamel together with dark blue translucent enamel over textured gold, the carrying cord composed of chain links strung with seed pearls, case opens to reveal white porcelain dial painted with Breguet numerals, blued steel moon hands, swing out watch case, chain fusee movement with round pillars circa 1810.
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Property from the Estate of Gerard L. Cafesjian, Naples, Florida
All stones are present and securely set into the timepiece. Minor peeling to the enamel on the backside of the mandolin. Superficial pits to the paint on the face of the instrument. The paint on the cherubs is intact and crisp. Moderate sized chip to the watch face. Push-button, hinge and locking mechanism all working well. The hinge was likely replaced at some point in the lifespan of this timepiece.