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Lot No. 410
Lot No. 410
Estimate  5,000 - 7,000 €
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Louis Duchêne & Fils

, Case No. 75959, 59 mm, 139 g, circa 1820

A decorative quarter repeating pocket watch "shepherd's scene" with rare musical movement with barrel

Case: 18k rose gold. Dial: gilt, partly enamelled. Movm.: bridge movement, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, cylinder escapement, three-arm ring balance, pin barrel.

The exquisitely executed scene on the dial showing a shepherd with two of his flock conceals a fine cylinder movement that is released by the press of a button. The watch was made by Louis Duchêne , who was famous for his high quality automata; here the mechanism sits under a gilt cover decorated with lines of the staff.

Duchêne & Fils were active in Geneva between around 1790 and 1820. The firm specialized in enamelled and fantasy watches.
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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