Quarter-repeating automaton watch

Made:
1800-1830 in Switzerland
Quarter-repeating automaton watch (watch; verge movement) Quarter-repeating automaton watch (watch; verge movement)

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Quarter-repeating automaton watch by an unknown maker, Switzerland, early 19th century. Gold engine-turned case with ribbed band. Dial formed from an annular white enamel chapter ring enclosing the automata. In an aperture below 12 o'clock, a male figure is revealed on the hour to strike the hours on Father Time's scythe. Below the aperture is a garlanded grotto, where two putti strike the quarters on simulated bells. Quarter-repeating movement with cylinder escapement. Clockmakers' Museum No. 782

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3656
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers