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# 5709. A Viennese Gilded Silver and enamel lute form box. Size: the watch (Meuron & Comp - Neuchatel -verge movement) is 5 cm in diameter; the mandolin is 26.5 cm long x 12 cm wide x 7.5 cm deep. The box, body of the lute opens. There is enamel decorations on the outside and inside of the lute. Hall marks: "L" and "LP". The scenes are of Renaissance figures dancing, playing musical instruments and enjoying outside activities. Condition: the watch is not operating; there are considerable chips to the black enamel of the metal string arm. There is no damage to any of the enamel scenes. The watch is from the early to mid 19th century (tells time and date) and the lute is late 19th century. The face of the watch depicts a lady with one hand on the time and one hand on the date dials. She is standing on a checkered floor, the view is highly detailed. This is a suburb example of Viennese enamel work. POR
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