Falize Crown Form Watch
Fine, rare and very unusual platinum, 18K yellow gold, diamond, pearl, ruby
and emerald crown form bezel wind ball watch with matching crown pin by Falize, Paris,
The body in green enamel (some restoration) over engine turning. Silver dial with black
numerals and gold hands within diamond set bezel. 11 jewel lever movement.
Suspended from a matching pearl set crown pin. Spectacular.
Falize, the Parisian jewelers and goldsmiths, was established in 1838 by
Alexis Falize (1811-1898), who supplied famous retailers including
Mellerio, Boucheron and Tiffany as an anonymous designer . The first
pieces offered under his own name were cloisonné enameled jewelry.
The Victoria and Albert Museum acquired examples of these works in
1867. His son Lucien (1839-1897) received his training (1856-71)
in his father's firm. In 1876 Lucien opened a shop on the Avenue de
l'Opéra and achieved an international reputation with his displays at the
1878 and 1889 Expositions Universelles. Lucien Falize made
extensive use of Renaissance traditions as well as different
enameling techniques in his designs which are notable for the
clarity and vividness of enameling and contrast between color
Diameter 24 mm
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.