Art Deco Niello Enamel Silver Travel Clock Ca1920

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Seller: eashland_net (2,346) 99.3%, Location: Sarasota, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 264256111036 Niello Art Deco Silver Miniature Travel ClockSwiss; Unisex; Circa: 1920CASE: The .800 silver 45mm x 45mm hunter swing-out case features geometric/enamel/niello decorations.DIAL: This off white metal dial displays Arabic numerals and Mercedes radium hands.MOVT: This 15-jewel stem-set movement with lever escapement is gilt with a full plate layout.C 3-12 (The case is in very good condition, a dent) D 3-7 (The dial is in very good condition, slightly oxidized) M 3 (The movement is in very good condition) R 8 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare)Unusual to find in niello small size is more desirable. Niello Enamel - the niello watch case became a canvas for outstanding art works that will likely never be duplicated. The term niello comes from the Latin word nigellum that is the diminutive of niger (black.) It was a technique used by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Persians. Niello is a black or blackish-blue composition of lead, silver, copper, sulfur and ammonium chloride. The mixture is fused onto an engraved or cut-out metal base by firing the mix in a process similar to champleve' enameling. Silver was the most often used metal for niello objects since the soft white silver color contrasted beautifully with the darker niello. Rose-gold inlay work was also seen in combination with niello and tri-color effects were achieved by the use of rose-gold, niello and silver. When the niello was heated and fired onto a silver watch case, it actually fused with the silver very strongly, almost as if it were soldered in place. The niello would be filled, finished and polished, leaving the surface of the watch case smooth and flat. One can readily assume that the process of engraving the areas which were to be filled with niello, the firing stages, and the finishing stages were very time consuming and therefore costly. Aside from the production end, the niello cases also had to be designed by artists who would pre-determine the subject matter and then the cases were finished by engravers who produced the fine details. AI-CAT186-11 We consider any reasonable Best Offers - Please submit your best offers! ABOUT US: Ashland presents the world's best vintage and pre-owned watches and jewelry online. We offer leading brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Patek Phillipe, Breitling and many more. We are delighted to present ongoing sales of luxury watches of all brands and price points, shop master watchmakers such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Cartier and Audemars Piguet. What we offer is the opportunity for those who do not have the time to go to major auction houses to purchase rare timepieces and estate jewelry. A trusted international source for over 40 years, buy with confidence. All of the watches I sell are guaranteed authentic and are checked out by our in house watch makers before they are shipped to you. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Contact: Rick Gilbert Hours: 9 - 5 EST, Monday - Friday Address: Ashland Investments Sarasota Arts & Antique Center 640 South Washington Blvd, Suite 185 Sarasota, FL 34236 INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Condition: Used, Condition: MINIATURE ART DECO NIELLO ENAMEL SILVER TRAVEL CLOCK CA1920 Swiss; Unisex; Circa: 1920CASE: The .800 silver 45mm x 45mm hunter swing-out case features geometric/enamel/niello decorations.DIAL: This off white metal dial displays Arabic numerals and Mercedes radium hands.MOVT: This 15-jewel stem-set movement with lever escapement is gilt with a full plate layout.C 3-12 (The case is in very good condition, a dent) D 3-7 (The dial is in very good condition, slightly oxidized) M 3 (The movement is in very good condition) R 8 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare)Unusual to find in niello small size is more desirable. Niello Enamel - the niello watch case became a canvas for outstanding art works that will likely never be duplicated. The term niello comes from the Latin word This watch is in good running order. Please understand this is an antique, collector's timepiece and being so it will not keep exact, to the second time as a new timepiece would., Display: Analog, Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland, Clock Type: Miniature Travel Clock, Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding), Gender: Men's, Age Group: Adult

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