Edwardian 18ct Gold, Rose Diamond & Odenile Enamel & Watch

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Edwardian 18ct Gold, Rose Diamond & Odenile Enamel & Watch

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16C/OJ

A very pretty and highly detailed 18ct gold and pale blue odenile enamel watch. The type of enamel is called Guilloché. This style was developed in the late 1800’s, during a time of great industrial growth throughout Europe. This technique refers to a type of abstract geometric pattern cut into the surface of metal with a layer of transparent enamel applied over the top allowing the design to show through. The introduction of metal lathes allowed a variety of machine turned surfaces to be made with continuous patterns and designs, from moiré patterns to wave designs. This watch was made circa 1900-1910 and is set with graded rose diamonds in a platinum setting around the edge with a central rose design. It is in good working order but we cannot guarantee exact time keeping!

Written by Olly Gerrish
MeasurementsDiameter 2.5 cm
ConditionVery Good
HallmarksFrench poincon mark on top loop. tested to 18ct gold
Unidentified maker's mark
Design no engraved inside 300887
"France" engraved on watch part
Pawnbrokers marks
Date & OriginEdwardian (1901-1914), French
ProvenanceFrench