13 November 2001
A GOLD SKELETONIZED POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER REPEATING, JAQUEMART AND EROTIC AUTOMATON
signed Berthoud a Paris, No.22384, circa 1820.
gilt full plate fusee movement, verge escapement, pierced and chased balance cock, signed and numbered gilt cuvette, skeletonised dial with annular white enamel arabic chapter ring, multi-coloured chased gold figures appearing to strike to bells, chased panel depicting a cherub sliding open to reveal an automaton erotic scene, drum case with milled band, engine turned hinged back.
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