Gold Musical Seal with Erotic Automaton


Anonymous    Swiss
Circa   1830
Dimensions   29 x 22 x 45 mm         

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An early 19th Century Swiss gold musical seal containing an automated erotic scene.  Oval musical movement.  Situated above the movement a polychrome scene of a couple who spring to life when the music plays.  Centrally wound by the top ring through the free-standing superstructure of gold representations of serpents.  Decorated oval band, hinged seal which conceals the scene left plain.  Lateral slide to control musical train.