Erotic Automaton Repeater
Fine and rare continental 18K hold verge and fusee skeletonized quarter hour repeating automaton antique pocket watch with hidden erotic scene circa 1800.White enamel ring dial flanked by figures in classical garb striking mock bells in time with the repeater mechanism. A lever in the band opens a shutter to reveal an animated lovemaking scene. (Some restoration.) Engine turned case with coin milled band. Depressing the pendent activates the repeater and the automaton action. The repeater has a loud and deep sonorous tone. The case shows numerous signs of small competent repairs. Gilt spring-hinged dust cover signed Dubois and Comp. Gilt movement with pierced and engraved cock.
|$11,000|| Good |
|Diameter 56 mm|| Excellent|
|Circa 1800|| Excellent|
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.