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An Extremely Rare and Important Russian Imperial Presentation Watch
made by Robert Brandt & Co for the Russian Court
The ultra slim gold pocket watch is decorated with a finely enameled miniature portrait of Emperor Nicholas I - after the 1835 original painting by Franz Kruger - surrounded by an elaborately engraved, ornate black enamel frame.
Such high caliber gold and enamel watches with the Tsar's portraits were given by the Tsar as a reward to high-ranking state officials, military commanders, and diplomats.
There is a simalar watch in the Moscow Kremlin museum collection. That watch was given to Field Marshal Prince Baratyansky.
Two gold pocket watches with enamel portraits of Nicholas I from the 1850s are on display at the Metropolitan museum in New York.
The watch case itself is in perfect condition with intact enamel. Unfortunately, most of the mechanism parts are now missing.
Diameter 45 mm (1 3/4 in.)
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