Pocket watch « The Forge of Love » with automatons and music attributed to Henry Capt

Description

Gold, enamel and pearl-set pocket watch with automatons in three colour gold. The automaton scene representing two cherubs working in a forge, one making weapons for Venus while another sharps the arrows. The back case is decorated by a royal blue translucent enamel on engine-turning.

The watch is unsigned, attributed to Henry Capt in Geneva.

Sold to a Chinese private collector.

Period

Geneva ca. 1800

Dimensions

Diameter : 41,5 mm

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