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Pocket watch

When austere shapes and ornaments became fashionable in the late 18th century, French watchcase makers began making plainer looking, yet highly refined cases. Thanks to the pearls and the floral motifs in opaque enamel, this case is far from dull. They complement the starburst pattern, which was made with a so-called guilloche machine. The translucent enamel applied over this design creates a spar…