SWISS. A GILT, ENAMEL AND PEARL SET, SKELETONISED QUARTER REPEATING VERGE AUTOMATA POCKETWATCH

Lot №: 25035
Estimate: $3,494 - 4,892
24 November 1999
Sold price
$4,019
London (South Kensigton)

Description

Swiss. A gilt, enamel and pearl set, skeletonised quarter repeating verge automata pocketwatchUnsigned, early 19th Century The frosted gilt chain fusee verge movement with pierced bridge cock and ruby endstone repeating on two gongs by depressing the pendant, the chased and engraved dialplate surmounted by centeral enamel chaptering with Arabic numerals and blued steel moon hands flanked by three colour gilt jaquemarts apparently striking two white gilt bells at 12 o'clock, the repeat mechanism visible to the dial in gilt openfaced case with coin edge band, seed pearl set bezel and pendant, the back cover with painted enamel scene of a shepherd playing a lute in a pastoral scene, gilt cuvette, with an enamelled key,61 mm. diam.