2330
Gérald Genta Genie the Magician
A SPECTACULAR GOLD, DIAMOND, RUBY, EMERALD, SAPPHIRE, JADE, ENAMEL AND MULTICOLORED MOTHER-OF-PEARL MUSICAL EROTIC AUTOMATON WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR SKELETONIZED CLOCK AND PHASES OF THE MOON NO G 3432.7 66798 PIECE UNIQUE CIRCA 1990
Estimate
2,500,0003,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,560,000 HKD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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2330
Gérald Genta Genie the Magician
A SPECTACULAR GOLD, DIAMOND, RUBY, EMERALD, SAPPHIRE, JADE, ENAMEL AND MULTICOLORED MOTHER-OF-PEARL MUSICAL EROTIC AUTOMATON WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR SKELETONIZED CLOCK AND PHASES OF THE MOON NO G 3432.7 66798 PIECE UNIQUE CIRCA 1990
Estimate
2,500,0003,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,560,000 HKD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

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Gérald Genta Genie the Magician
A SPECTACULAR GOLD, DIAMOND, RUBY, EMERALD, SAPPHIRE, JADE, ENAMEL AND MULTICOLORED MOTHER-OF-PEARL MUSICAL EROTIC AUTOMATON WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR SKELETONIZED CLOCK AND PHASES OF THE MOON NO G 3432.7 66798 PIECE UNIQUE CIRCA 1990
• skeletonized mechanical movement engraved throughout, mono-metallic balance, engraved border to the back of the movement, skeletonized dial with three pink mother-of-pearl subsidiary rings indicating day, date and month cycle, sector for phases of the moon, outer mother-of-pearl bezel with applied Roman numerals, the large case engraved throughout and set with ruby set five minute markers, diamond set crown, the clock on a flared gadrooned base, itself set with the lid of a rose and yellow gold shaped casket decorated throughout with flowers each set with either a diamond or sapphire, on articulation of the music the lid of the casket opening to reveal a finely decorated erotic automaton of a man and a woman in amorous embrace, on a rock crystal sheeted base, to one side a gold and diamond set lamp, kneeling next to the casket is a stunning gold sculptured model of the "Genie", onyx body, his clothes of mother-of-pearl and set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the epaulettes embellished with jade, decorative gold, mother-of-pearl and emerald hat, his arms, body and head turning to the music and performing act, the massive gold base, decorated throughout with white gold and black mother-of-pearl, gold and diamond floral motifs, on a large cushion plinth on turned feet • case, dial and movement signed
diameter 34 cm
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Catalogue Note

Accompained by a purpose made pedestal.

Total weight of clock is 10.10 kg.
Total diamond weight is approximately 33.82 carats.
Total sapphire weight is approximately 19.04 carats.
Total ruby weight is approximately 11.34 carats.
Total emerald weight is approximately 0.76 carats.

Je t’aime… moi non plus was originally written and recorded as a duet with Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg in 1967. Bardot’s husband, Gunther Sachs, objected to its explicit nature, however, and blocked the release. Rerecorded in 1969 with Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin instead, the song’s lewdness gained it immediate infamy in several countries where it was subsequently banned. The original recording with Bardot was eventually released in the 1980’s, guaranteeing that the song would be forever suggestive of both legendary female icons.

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