Rigonaud invenit et fecit, 58 mm, 116 g, circa 1800
A very fine, extremely rare verge pocket watch with date and serpent automaton "Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden" Case: 18k gold. Dial: enamel, polychrome painted. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee, three-arm brass balance.
The serpent in the cutout which revolves every second besieges Adam and Eve under the apple tree – they are surrounded by a variety of animals that have been exquisitely painted in enamel. The lower half is taken up by the hour ring with date indication, an unusual feature in a verge pocket watch.
Estimate 9,500 - 15,000 €
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