Lot 48
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SWISS A SPLENDID, LARGE AND VERY RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL TWO-TRAIN DOUBLE DIALLED AND DOUBLE AUTOMATA QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH JACQUEMARTS, VISIBLE BALANCE AND AUTOMATA SCENECIRCA 1800

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60,000 - 80,000 CHF
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  • Swiss
  • A SPLENDID, LARGE AND VERY RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL TWO-TRAIN DOUBLE DIALLED AND DOUBLE AUTOMATA QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH JACQUEMARTS, VISIBLE BALANCE AND AUTOMATA SCENECIRCA 1800
• Movement: full plate, two-train, cylinder escapement, plain cylindrical pillars, repeating on a bell mounted through the front dial • Dials: front - with blue enamel ground, small white subsidiary dial for time, two vari-colour gold jacquemarts each with automata arm holding a polished steel hammer striking a bell mounted beneath a polychrome enamel painted plaque depicting a pair newly weds in a landscape, inset white date dial • back dial with polychrome enamel painted village scene, a windmill in the background, applied vari-colour gold decoration to the foreground, the automata consisting of turning paste-set sails of a windmill and wheel of a watermill whilst a fisherman raises and lowers his rod and a donkey drinks from a moving stream of water formed from a glass rod, aperture for visible balance against a polished steel disc, inset blued steel dial for regulation• Case: pink gold, the front bezel with pierced sides and decoratively engraved with flowers and foliage
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