Skeletonised Swiss Quarter Repeating Automaton
Diameter 56 mm
An early 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating verge automaton in a silver open face case. Full plate fusee movement, pierced and engraved bridge cock, garnet endstone in a polished steel setting, silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Pendant quarter repeating on two gongs. Small white enamel ring dial with blue centre, Arabic numerals, pierced gilt hands. Either side of the dial are chased and engraved parcel gilt classical figures fixed above the decorative pierced and engraved plate and polished steel repeating work. As the watch strikes the hours and quarters the arms of the figures move as though striking the bells between them. Silver open face case with ribbed middle, engine turned and engraved back. Push pendant for the repeat, wound through the sprung gilt cuvette.