4 lots

LOT 153

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 15, 2015

ROBERT & COURVOISIER THE DUTCH KITCHEN YELLOW GOLD Robert & Courvoisier, No. 799/769, the automaton movement attributed to Pierre Simon Gounouilhou, Geneva. Made circa 1815. Extremely fine and very rare, large, 18K gold and painted on enamel watch with an automaton scene with five actions.

Double-body, "Directoire", polished with glazed back, concealed hinge. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track with painted gold divisions, regulation sector below 12. Fancy pierced gold hands. Magnificent varicolored gold automaton scene applied over a finely painted ground depicting a kitchen: a lady using a pestle and mortar sitting by a fire over which meat is being roasted, a boy peers through a window above her, to the right, a dog running in a rotating cage turns the spit, below a dog plays with a cat by a basket of vegetables. 50 mm. (22 1/4'''), gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance with flat balance spring, regulation via the dial. Automaton driven by an independent movement with going barrel and five-wheel train, eccentrically mounted and adjustable pinion as the governor, driving the automata by means of cams and levers, activated by depressing the pendant. Numbered on the pendant.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 80,000 - 120000

HKD 670,000 - 1000000

USD 86,000 - 130000

LOT 138

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?The Dutch Kitchen? Attributed to Pierre Simon Gounouilhou, No. 28095, Geneva. Made circa 1815. Very fine and very rare, 18K gold and enamel watch with an automaton scene with six actions.

C. Double-body, "Directoire", polished with glazed back. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track and Arabic quarterhour numerals. Blued steel "ogival" hands. Magnificent varicolored gold automaton scene applied over a finely painted ground depicting a kitchen: a lady at the spinning-wheel sitting by a fire over which two chickens are being roasted, a small child opposite her, above, a dog running in a rotating cage turns the spit, at the right water runs from a fountain, below a dog plays with a cat by a basket of vegetables. M. 50 mm. (22 1/4???), gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance with flat balance spring, regulation lever in the dial plate. Automaton driven by an independent movement with going barrel and five-wheel train, eccentrically mounted and adjustable pinion as the governor, driving the automata by means of cams and levers. Numbered on the pendant. Diam. 58 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 16,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 65,550

LOT 117

Exceptional horologic works of art Hotel Noga Hilton, Geneva, Oct 11, 2003

The Dutch Kitchen. Painting on enamel attributed to Jean-Louis Richter, movement attributed to Pierre Simon Gounouilhou, Geneva, circa 1810. Exceptional and very rare 18K gold and enamel, pearl-set double-face watch with an automaton scene with eight animations.

C. Double-body, “Empire”, back very finely painted on enamel with a harbor scene in the manner of Joseph Vernet; three sailing ships, men fishing from a boat with a net, another one fishing with a fishing rod from the shore, a castle at the shore, mountains in the background, champlevé enamel border, split pearl-set bezel. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel “ogival” hands. Automaton: Magnificent varicolored gold automaton scene applied over a painted enamel ground depicting an animated lady by a kitchen stove maintaining an animated fire upon which a chicken is being roasted, a small child sitting opposite, above, a barking dog running in a rotating cage turns the spit, at the right water is running from a fountain, below a dog is playing with a cat. M. 51 mm, gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance with flat balance spring, automaton driven by an independent movement from a fxed barrel and five-wheel train, eccentrically mounted and adjustable pinion as the governor, driving the automata by means of cams and levers.Punched twice with the serial number on the movement.Diam. 60 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 60,000 - 80000

EUR 39,000 - 52000

Sold: CHF 157,500

LOT 130

Exceptional Horological Works of Art Geneva, Oct 19, 2002

The Dutch Kitchen Attributed to Pierre Simon Gou-nouilhou, Geneva, No. 8030, circa 1815. Very rare and equally fine 18K gold and enamel double-face watch with an automaton scene.

C. Double-body, "Directoire", polished with glazed back. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Gold "ogival" hands. Magnificent varicolored gold automaton scene applied over a painted ground depicting a kitchen: a lady sitting by a fire over which a chicken is being roasted, a small child opposite her, above, a barking dog running in a rotating cage turns the spit, at the right water is running from a fountain, below a dog plays with a cat. M. 49 mm. (22???), gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance with flat balance spring, automaton driven by an independent movement with going barrel and five-wheel train, eccentrically mounted and adjustable pinion as the governor, driving the automata by means of cams and levers. Punched twice with the serial number on the movement. Diam. 57 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 55,000 - 65000

EUR 42,000 - 42000