View 1 of Lot 26. SWISS | A GOLD AND ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH DOUBLE WATERFALL AUTOMATA AND JACQUEMARTS  CIRCA 1800.
View 1 of Lot 26. SWISS | A GOLD AND ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH DOUBLE WATERFALL AUTOMATA AND JACQUEMARTS  CIRCA 1800.
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SWISS | A GOLD AND ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH DOUBLE WATERFALL AUTOMATA AND JACQUEMARTS CIRCA 1800

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

SWISS | A GOLD AND ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH DOUBLE WATERFALL AUTOMATA AND JACQUEMARTS CIRCA 1800

SWISS | A GOLD AND ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH DOUBLE WATERFALL AUTOMATA AND JACQUEMARTS CIRCA 1800

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,625

GBP

SWISS

A GOLD AND ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH DOUBLE WATERFALL AUTOMATA AND JACQUEMARTS

CIRCA 1800


gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance bridge, striking coiled gongs to the inside back, unsigned, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals set to a gold plate with opaque light blue enamel background, chased and engraved gold balustrade with urns to the back, applied gilt-metal pedestals with two Jacquemart figures seemingly striking two bells held by a putti at the top of the dial, the Jacquemarts' arms moving in unison with the repetition, the pedestals each with a turning metal rod simulating water fountains pouring into a trough at the base, a swan within the trough bobs its head as the quarter hours strike whilst a dog beneath looks on, aperture for winding, gold case, the back with asymmetrical restored polychrome enamel painted medallion depicting a mother and child within a landscape setting with feather form engraved borders now lacking translucent enamel, opaque black and white enamel half roundels above and below with, respectively, two applied gold love birds and a cherub, bezels with blue translucent enamel heightened with a gold stringing interspersed by silver roundels, pendant numbered 64

diameter 58mm

Jacquemart figures were a popular addition to repeating watches at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. Influenced by 'striking' figures found on some early European clocks, the automated Jacquemart figures are synchronized with the watch's repeating work, thereby giving the illusion that they are creating the sound of the repetition. The majority of repeating watches with Jacquemart figures do not incorporate additional automata and the present watch is especially unusual for also displaying the movement of the fountains and the bobbing swan.