Lot 4254. Pocket watch: extremely rare, Museum-like pocket watch with back, multi-coloured gold automaton "The fountain", probably Geneva, circa 1820

Lot 4254Pocket watch: extremely rare, Museum-like pocket watch with back, multi-coloured gold automaton "The fountain", probably Geneva, circa 1820
Approx. 48mm, about 83,5 g 18K yellow Gold, rändiertes the Central part, on both sides glazed, cylinder works with percussion on 2 coaxial bells, back exceptionally magnificent machine, with 3 functions, made of 4 different gold colors, extremely detailed illustration on black enamelled base, figures to beat on the bells, while the strike movement strikes the hours and quarter-hours, the fountain is set in motion that begins in the mouth of a Dolphin, in the foreground is an Altar with a dog and a presentation of flowers and a bowl with flaming fire, look side the solid gold 18K dial and solid gold Breguet-style hands, fully functional and in very good condition. These machines are absolute rarities, and Museum pieces. The manufacturer was very likely to François Achard, Geneva. So far, only 2 more similar pieces are known to us: 1. auctioned in 2009 for approx. up to€ 35,000 (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/aYx); 2. auctioned in 1992 for approximately 34.500 Swiss francs (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/dQG).

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Preview04.05.2019 - 04.05.2019
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