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Large Gold Hunter Minute Repeating Automaton

Price : £13,800.00
Circa 1890
Diameter   58 mm         

A late 19th Century Swiss minute repeating lever automaton in a large gold full hunter case.  Gilt three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel.  Plain cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with overcoil hairspring.   Club foot lever escapement.  Push button minute repeating on two polished steel gongs, visible regulator to the train.  Small enamel dial with puce centre, Roman numerals in gilt circular cartouches, gilt minute markings.  Small subsidiary seconds below with gilt markings, pierced gilt hands.  Silvered ground, polychrome enamel figures of a lady and gentleman either side of the dial standing on a floral base. These figures appear to strike the bells above the dial when the repeat mechanism sounds.  Substantial large plain 18 carat gold full hunter case with gold push and winding button.  Signed gold cuvette detailing features of the watch, movement under a glazed cover.

Signed       Ixora

In excellent overall condition.  Unusually the quarters are indicated by three blows each.  The figure on the right strikes once followed by the figure on the left after which the right hand figure strikes again!