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Anon. A fine and rare 18K pink gold skeletonized openface quarter repeating jaquemarts watch with concealed erotical automaton
Unsigned, circa 1820
With full plate gilt-finished keywound movement, engraved and pierced balance cock, plain three arm steel balance, gilt cuvette, the skeletonized dial centred by a small white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, the skeletonized surround surmounted by a varicoloured gilt scene depicting two standing figures striking the bells, a chased panel depicting a varicoloured gilt vase of flowers sliding open to reveal an automaton erotic scene, all activated in unison with the repeating, in plain circular case with coin-edged band, repeating through the pendant, pendant locking lever in the band, unsigned
56 mm. diam.