Jewellery and Accessories

Vanity case with clock

    Vanity case with clock

    Great Britain, London

    circa 1790

    the clock by John Blackwell

    Metal, aventurine, garnets, agate, enamel; chasing, engraving, gilding, painting

    17.1 x 8.8 x 7.3 cm, 740 gr

    On the clock movement: signature of John Blackwell; "2343"

    Rectangular vanity case on the globe-shaped feet with a hinged lid. All case sides and  the lid are decorated  with aventurine oval panels in the center and round agate panels along the edges; framed with golden chased bands. The vanity case lid is crowned with round clock, surrounded with garnet belt  in the openwork gold frame made in the form of interweaved cable loops. The lid is decorated with chased floral ornament and golden balls on the edges. White enamel dial with Roman and Arabic  numerals. The set consists of two tweezers, various manicure nozzles and small spoon. Several accessories and a scent bottles are lost.