12 November 2007
Swiss. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold openface quarter repeating cylinder watch with varicoloured gold three jaquemarts automaton
Unsigned, circa 1830
With full plate gilt-finished cylinder movement, gold cuvette, quarter repeating on two hammers, the dial with Breguet numerals on outer white enamel chapter ring, the blued steel centre surmounted by an incomplete varicoloured gilt scene depicting a seated grinder grinding a knife while two cherubs are striking bells in unison with the repeating, in circular engine-turned case with hinged back, repeating through the pendant, pendant locking lever in the band, unsigned
60 mm. diam.
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