watches : Some Jaquet-Droz watches, pre SWATCH : Attributable to the workshop of Henri Maillardet, Jaquet-Droz partner in Geneva, circa 1810. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold and enamel pearlset automaton mouse, in leather fitted box.1

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Unsigned, attributable to the workshop of Henri Maillardet, Jaquet-Droz partner in Geneva, circa 1810. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold and enamel pearl and turquoise set caterpillar automaton, in red leather fitted box.1

Jaquet-Droz "Erotique", Swiss, No. 582, Ref. 4000. Produced in a limited edition in the 1990s. Fine and unusual, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold musical gentleman's wristwatch with libertine automata, 45-hour autonomy and an 18K yellow gold Jaquet-Droz buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.1


C. Realistically decorated as a mouse with onyx eyes, the body entirely inlaid with split-pearls, with black champleve enamelled separations. Chased gold paws and meshed gold tail. M. Gilt brass shaped with going barrel and fly regulator, driving the two small knurled wheels imitating the realistic movements of the mouse, running forward, then rising its legs to pivot on itself and running back to its starting point. Dim. 53 X 17 mm, excluding the tail.

Unsigned, attributable to the workshop of Henri Maillardet, Jaquet-Droz partner in Geneva, circa 1810. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold and enamel pearl and turquoise set caterpillar automaton, in red leather fitted box.1

Jaquet-Droz "Erotique", Swiss, No. 582, Ref. 4000. Produced in a limited edition in the 1990s. Fine and unusual, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold musical gentleman's wristwatch with libertine automata, 45-hour autonomy and an 18K yellow gold Jaquet-Droz buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.1


Sources:

  1. Antiquorum, via search engine http://www.antiquorum.com
  2. eBay #8932147486 sold on 05-08-06 for £41, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8932147486
  3. For Sale add on thePurists on 05-12-2006, sold for $975. http://www.thepurists.com
  4. Personal collection of cme2c (Jeff Geisert), offered for sale on http://www.timezone.com for $2900 on 06-17-2006
  5. Personal collection of Larry Seiden
  6. The European Watch Company in Boston

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