SWISS | A GOLD QUARTER REPEATING EROTIC AUTOMATON WATCH WITH JACQUEMARTS, CIRCA 1790

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Lot №: 1226
Estimate: $6,989 - 9,784
28 October 2020
Sold price
$10,567

Description

Property from an Important Italian Collection


SWISS


A GOLD QUARTER REPEATING EROTIC AUTOMATON WATCH WITH JACQUEMARTS

CIRCA 1790


Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, pierced and engraved balance bridge

Dial: white enamel chapter ring, Arabic numerals, skeletonised background with classical jacquemarts holding hammers for striking, the erotic automaton at 6 o'clock composed of vari-colour gold figures concealed beneath blued steel shutters decorated with vari-colour gold decoration depicting a flaming heart

Case: 18ct gold, milled band, locking slides to the band for plunge repeat and to reveal erotic scene, gilt metal cuvette


diameter 55.5mm