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Basel April 21, 1990, Apr 21, 1990

LOT 448

Anonymous, (probably Henry Capt), Swiss, circa 1820. Very fine 18k gold and enamel quarter repeating musical watch with an automaton scene.

CHF 25,000 - 30,000

Three body "Empire" case with a reeded band. Later glazed cuvette. Small offset engine turned dial with Breguet numerals, Gold Breguet hands, the dial plate with a very fine enamelled painted landscape (slightly restored), in the foreground an applied chased three coloured gold automaton classical scene of a man playing the lyra and a lady playing the mandoline. Gilt brass full plate double train movement with fusee and chain, cylinder escapement. plain brass three armed balance, single foot gilt brass continental type cock with a polished steel endpiece. The musical train, also driving the automations. with a pointed cylinder and piled up steel vibrating blades. Repeating on gongs by means of the depressing pendant. In good condition. Diam. 59 mm

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