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Auction: Auction 18.05.2004
was auctioned on: 18 May 2004
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Anon. A very fine and unusual 18K gold jump hour automaton watch

Estimate: CHF6,000 - CHF8,000
ca. US$4,678 - US$6,237
Price realised:  CHF15,535
ca. US$12,112
Lot number 69, Views: 19

Anon. A very fine and unusual 18K gold jump hour automaton watch Unsigned, circa 1815 With gilt-finished full plate verge movement, engraved and pierced balance cock, chain fusée, gilt cuvette, the dial decorated with engraved foliage decoration and two butterflies flanking the bust of Cleopatra with fan-shaped aperture for the jumping hours and minutes in the headdress, an automaton depicting a parade of gold cherubs, one seated in a chariot, followed by one riding a goat led by Mercury and a dove, the third holding a shield with a heart, all over a polychrome painted riverside scene visible through a fan-shaped aperture, an engraved scene depicting Venus and a cherub centred by a globe, in circular case with coin-edged rims and band, the reverse with engraved sunbeam design, case stamped LC and numbered 7066 56 mm. diam.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 18.05.2004
Date of the auction: 18 May 2004
Address: Christie's
Hotel Richemond, Geneva