Condition Report For Lot# 602 :
good overall, bottom with minor dent, minor dings and scratches, an inside corner of the lower molding with areas of wear through or manufacturing defect, amethyst with a few minor flakes and scratches, watch dial with chip at 3:00, timepiece running, precious metal content tested. The firm of Rossel & Bautte was active between 1855 and 1860, and specialized in ornamental watches, snuff boxes, lorgnettes, vinaigrettes and other objects of vertu, many set with small timepieces. The decorative techniques employed by the "bijoutiers horologers" include enameling engine turning, engraving, and the use of gemstones, all of which are used on this box.