The Empress Marie-Louise of France Pocket Watch: A very fine, rare and historically important gold, enamel and split pearl decorated pocket watch bearing the cipher ML within a laurel crown on one side, and the Napoleonic bee on the other. Presented by Empress Marie-Louise at the opening of Cherbourg harbour in 1813 to four-year-old Emilie de Pellepra, later the Princesse de Chimay.
Symbolic & Chase
LEROY. A FOUR-TONE GOLD POCKET WATCH. The unusual early form half hunter scalloped case with radial fluting, chased and engraved with applique 4-colour gold fruit and flowers. Case front opening to a white enamel dial with central and outer Turkish chapter rings, and gold Breguet hands. Keywind mercury gilded fusee movement with verge escapement, and pierced and engraved balance bridge, made for the Islamic market, signed on the cuvette and movement “Leroy à Paris, no.5717”, circa 1810.