Stephen Bogoff - Antiquarian Horologist

Verge Automaton Repeater with Hidden Erotic Scene

Fine and rare continental 18K gold 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. Engine turned case with the engine turning extending to the band and the bezel. Depressing the pendent activates the repeater and the automaton action. The repeater has a loud and clear tone. Gilt spring-hinged dust cover. Gilt movement with pierced and engraved cock.

This watch is in particularly fine condition throughout.

Item #
8409
$14,500
Diameter 56 mm
Circa 1800
Condition:
Case
Excellent
Dial
Excellent
Movement
Excellent
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