Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Geneva, May 12, 2019
‘‘A TOUS LES COEURS BIEN NES QUE LA PATRIE EST CHERE’’
Fine and unusual compressed horn musical box with concealed erotic automaton scene. The case made in double body rectangular, the lid decorated with soldiers defending a seaport and further decoration in an engineturned pattern. Disclosed by the lid and driven by the musical train, repousse silver gilt automaton scene of coitus pastorales within a gilt brass frame.
Movement inverted with fly regulator, a 65 mm. pin cylinder and a comb of 13 groups of 5 teeth, driving the automaton movements by means of cams and levers.
Year circa 1850
Dimensions 100 x 63 x 32 mm