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Answers for Your Antique Jewelry
and Timepiece Questions

by Peter J. Theriault, FGA, GG


Q. I inherited a beautiful sky blue and gold Bucherer pendant watch from my great-grandmother. The round watch face is located on the bottom of the egg-shaped  pendant with blue Fabergé-like enamel. The diameter of the piece is approximately 3/4 inches. I would like to obtain some information on this and its value.

(Anonymous E-mail)

A. Your pendant watch was manufactured by many Swiss firms, but most watches were fitted in silver cases, making yours, which is fitted with a gold case, more valuable. You were correct about the Fabergé-like enamel. This type of enamel work is called guilloche, whereby the case is machine engraved and then a translucent enamel is applied, thus allowing the intricate machine-engraved design to show through. This provides a most intriguing effect, one of the signature enamel styles of the famous Russian goldsmith. These pendant watches make appearances at auctions and usually sell for $800 to $1200.

(This excerpt taken from Maine Antique Digest)


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