SWISS. A VERY RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL AUTOMATA WATCH CIRCA 1820 'THE KITCHEN'

Lot №: 93472
Estimate: $33,486 - 33,486
15 May 2011
Sold price
$103,248

Description

• gilt full plate verge movement, automaton driven by an independent movement with going barrel and wheel train, driving the automata by means of cams and levers • on the front a white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, outer track for the minute indication • on the back coloured gold automaton scene applied over a painted enamel background depicting a kitchen: a lady at the spinning wheel by a fire over which a chicken is being roasted, a small child opposite her, in the upper right part a dog running in a rotating cage, at the right water runs from a fountain, below a dog plays with a cat by a basket of vegetables • movement attributed to Pierre Simon Gounouilhou 
diameter 56.5 mm