Description

    Swiss Rare & Very Fine Carillon Minute Repeating Three Motion Automaton With Gold, Enamel & Diamond Case, circa 1900
    Case: 55 mm, four body, plain 18k gold cuvette, gold slide for the repeat function, guilloche red enamel with chased gold designs on the rim and edges, front cover with gold mounted rose cut diamonds forming a large floral motif with swirls and leaves, back cover with another ornate gold floral pattern
    Dial: central red sunburst enamel dial with golden Roman chapters and spade hands, polychrome enameled automaton figures of Mercury and two cherubs on a gilt outer disc
    Movement: frosted gilt bridge, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance with Breguet spring, jeweled to the hammers, lever setting, three steel hammers striking on three gong rods




    Condition Report*:

    Type: Swiss Rare & Very Fine Carillon Minute Repeating Three Motion Automaton With Gold, Enamel & Diamond Case
    Dial: red enamel center dial with golden Roman numerals
    Hands; gold spade hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 137.1
    Case Info: four body, 18k gold cuvette
    Case Width: 55 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: frosted gilt bridge, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance with Breguet spring, jeweled to the hammers, lever setting, three steel hammers striking on three gong rods
    Circa: 1900
    Condition: movement is good and running and chiming but it needs a fresh clean and oil, red enameled dial is superb, automaton figures and enameled ornaments are very good, case is in very good condition


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    27th Thursday
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