Historic pieces: Mme de Pompadour Portrait Pocket watch

Antique jeweled pocket watch, the back centering on an oval-shaped painted portrait of a young Madame de Pompadour, the official chief mistress of Louis XV and one of the most powerful members of the French court during his reign.

The portrait surrounded by rose-cut diamonds and a foliate patterned wreath, the front with a white dial signed “Lepine Paris” and rose-cut diamond surround, with a fusee chain movement, mounted in a gold case, circa 18th century, numbered 4822, designed by Lepine Paris.

Comes with fitted box marked “Au Palais Royal P. Baylac Toulouse.” 33mm width and 37mm length including stem.

 

As seen on Betteridge.

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