Fabulous antique French Grand Tour Palais Royal style mother of pearl & gilt ormolu pocket watch display stand, "Souvenir de St. Malo" inscription on the vide poche or jewelry dish front and stunningly detailed, almost jewelry-like, mounted & engraved mother of pearl leaves! What a beautiful piece, nearly as alluring from the back too with the way the individual pearl leaves are mounted with a jeweler's care. Nice size, perfect for an heirloom pocket watch or these really make fantastic props for the antique and vintage timepiece dealers & collectors. No better way to show off your wares or collection. The inscription is that of St. Malo, a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. A wonderful piece.
Very good to excellent condition. Possibly a tiny nip or two to the pearl leaves but, as you can see, the piece is in truly wonderful condition. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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