Description

    Freres Esquivillon & DeChoudens Very Rare 1/4 Repeater With Five Motion Automaton, circa 1800
    Case: empire case, 61 mm, silver gilt, spring loaded gilt cuvette
    Dial: outer enameled ring with Arabic numerals, gilt spear form hands, raised relief gilt center piece and blue steel back panel, multicolor knights on horse back behind the side walls and at the base, as the repeat is chiming five motions occur - upper knights appear as the hours are chiming, both upper knight's spears move as they joust, the jousting continues with the quarter hour chimes while the lower knight raises his bugle up and down, the upper knights retreat from sight at the conclusion of the chiming
    Movement: gilt full plate, verge fusee, pierced two footed balance cock, silver regulator disc
    Signed: dial, cuvette and movement signed Freres Esquivillon et DeChoudens Geneve


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Freres Esquivillon & DeChoudens Very Rare 1/4 Repeater With Five Motion Automaton
    Model: No. 53646
    Dial: enamel ring with Arabic numerals
    Hands; gilt spears
    Metal: silver
    Case Info: empire, gilt spring loaded cuvette
    Case Width: 61 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt full plate, verge fusee, pierced two footed cock, silver regulator disc
    Circa: 1800
    Condition: case is complete but with wear, dial ring is damaged (chipped), automaton motions and chimes are working but a little sluggish, movement is not running, broken staff, click missing near the regulator disc


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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