Yellow Gold Scarab Lapel Watch, circa 1880

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This masterfully crafted Swiss gold lapel watch is an exemplary specimen of Swiss workmanship. Taking the form of an exotic scarab, the enchanting timepiece is formed of meticulously worked 18K gold with exquisite guilloché enameling. A simple press of a button causes the mechanism to engage and the cerulean blue wings to lift, revealing the diminutive watch face with Arabic numerals. A work of art in and of itself, this extraordinary beetle is suspended from a stunning dragon pin, while diamonds, rubies, and a natural pearl lend further luxury to the elegant timepiece. Stunning in its artistry and craftsmanship, this watch flawlessly reflects the exotic beauty and naturalist aesthetics that define the Art Nouveau style.

Circa 1880

3 3/4" length
Details
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
Switzerland
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1880
Period
19th Century
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
White Diamond
Natural Pearl
Ruby
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
3.75 in. L
10 cm L
Length
3.75 in. (10 cm)
Dealer Location
New Orleans, LA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1352772383
Address
M.S. Rau Antiques
630 Royal St.
New Orleans LA 70130
US
(888) 986-0322
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