Objects with Movement

Musical pendant with ivory miniature

    Musical pendant with ivory miniature

    Switzerland

    circa 1820

    Gold, turquoise, ivory, brass, steel, glass; engraving, polishing, presswork, gem stones setting, painting, repousse, chasing

    5 x 3.9 x 1 cm, 30 g

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    Music pendant in gold repousse case with a hinged lid and ring for hanging. The case is frosted, with applied floral decoration, front and rear sides set with turquoise, inside a glazed, polychrome ivory miniature portrait, framed by a florally engraved border. Miniature brass musical movement sur-plateau consists of spring mechanism, programme disk and nine vibrating blades, brass.

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    Инв.4498.52A/ДПИ