An early 19th Century French quarter repeating verge automaton in a silver open face case. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Semi-circular engraved bridge for the fusee and barrel supporting the finely pierced and engraved bridge cock, polished steel endstone in a polished steel setting. Plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Blued regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Pendant quarter repeating on two gongs. Small white enamel dial with Roman numerals, pierced gilt hands. Either side of the dial are three colour gilt chased and engraved classical figures fixed above the 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, plain back. Push pendant for the repeat, wound through the plain sprung brass cuvette.