A gentleman's rare Viennese silver enamel quarter repeating pocket watch with concealed erotic scene Case: silver, engraved rim, reeded band, polychrome enamelled back side depicting a mythological scene, inner lid with polychrome enamelled erotic scene and German adage: "Keine Rose ohne Dornen" ("No rose without a thorn"), pusher for repetition via pendant. Dial: polychrome enamel, depiction of two Cupids, cartouches with Arabic numerals, Louis XV hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, 1 hammer, 1 gong, three-arm brass balance, fine florally engraved balance bridge.
Detailed description and illustrations in "Hours of Love" by R.Carrera, page 52 et seq.
Estimate 8,000 - 10,000 €
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