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    Swiss, Ornate Enameled Clock With Hidden Erotic Automaton, circa 1900
    Case: 8 inches high, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch base, nickel silver, ornate scrolls and flowers, polychrome painted enameled scene, the lower base with four porcelain plaques decorated with roses, small oval door opens to reveal the automaton figures
    Dial: 18 mm enamel dial in the top with Roman numerals and Louis XV hands
    Movement: upper time movement is key wind and set from the back, lower back with 15 jewel lever movement winding from a key arbor through the lower panel to power the motion of the libertine automaton


    Condition Report*: Type: Swiss, Ornate Enameled Clock With Hidden Erotic Automaton, circa 1900
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
    Hands: Louis XV hands
    Metal: nickel silver, brass
    Case Width: 8 inches high, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch base
    Watch Movement: upper time movement is key wind and set from the back, lower back with 15 jewel lever movement winding from a key arbor through the lower panel to power the motion of the libertine automaton
    Condition: clock case and enamel work is very good, time movement in the top is running with a very good dial, lower movement for the automaton runs but sluggish so servicing recommended
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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