A1616

Repeating Hunter with Concealed Erotic Scene

£9,750.00

Anonymous    Swiss
Circa   1890
Diameter   53 mm         

1 in stock

Description

A late 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating lever in a gold full hunter with concealed automated erotic scene.  Damascened nickelled three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Slide quarter repeating on two polished steel gongs. White enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, decorative gilt hands.   Plain 18 carat rose gold full hunter case, gold repeating slide in the band, maker’s mark "PF" in an oval.  A sprung second lid to the gold cuvette conceals an erotic scene of parcel gilt figures on a background engraved with table and interior of a room. The figures engaged in an amorous encounter spring to life when the repeat mechanism is activated.

A rare original example of this form of erotic automaton in excellent condition.