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FRENCH. AN INTERESTING 18K GOLD QUARTER REPEATING SKELETONISED JACQUEMARTS WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON
AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST
FRENCH. AN INTERESTING 18K GOLD QUARTER REPEATING SKELETONISED JACQUEMARTS WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON

UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1830, CASEMAKERS STAMP CL 186

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FRENCH. AN INTERESTING 18K GOLD QUARTER REPEATING SKELETONISED JACQUEMARTS WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON
Unsigned, circa 1830, Casemakers stamp CL 186

With gilt-finished verge movement, pierced and engraved decorative cock, quarter repeating on two gongs, gilt cuvette, small white enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals, skeletonised centre, the
three-coloured gold jacquemarts figures realistically striking the bells in time to the repeating mechanism, below there are two blued steel plates with gold decoration, when the shutters are opened (at will) they reveal an erotic performing scene, unsigned, case stamped and numbered
55 mm. diam.

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US$6,000-8,000
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