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French Diamond Pendant Watch Necklace



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This Edwardian-era masterpiece, dating back to the first decade of twentieth century France, artfully depicts a pair of classical beauties (Greek goddesses perhaps?) and a pair of playful cherubim, hand painted on porcelain on the front of this magnificent pendant necklace timepiece, delicately hand fabricated in platinum and set all around with tiny rose-cut diamonds and a row of small lustrous natural pearls. The reverse (the dial) is painted with a classic memorial motif showing an urn and pan pipes hanging from a tree branch (a tiny horizontal fissure bisects the dial). The watch pendant measures just under 1 1/2 by 1 1/18 inches and suspends from its original pearl dotted platinum sautoirs necklace. A truly stunning, wonderful, one-of-a-kind delicacy. Both the miniature painting and the watch movement are signed by Paillet & Verger, respectively.


Platinum, 18 Karat Yellow Gold
1 7/16 Inch watch case
1 1/8 Inch watch case
2 3/8 Inch dangle from circle to bottom of watch
Chain Length:
Chain Length: 19 Inches chain only
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

177 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Total Diamond Carat Weight:

70 Pearls

2.40 x 2.70 mm

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