THE FLOWER GIRL & MINSTREL
QUARTER REPEATER & AUTOMATON WATCH
Attributed to C. Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle-Suisse,
'Répétition à Quart', No. 5957. Made circa 1890.
Fine and rare, large, quater-repeating, 18K yellow gold
hunting cased, keyless pocket watch with painted on
enamel automaton jacks
Four-body, "bassine", polished,hinged gold cuvette.
Small opalescent enamel with radial black enamel
Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary
seconds, flanked by polychrome painted on enamel
figures of a flower girl and minstrel below cherubs
holding bells, repeating hours, quarters, and minutes
on bells, sheet music and birds below, the whole on a
polished gilt plate. Blue steel spade hands.
Cal. 21```, matte gilt, 17 jewels, counterpoised
straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation
balance, blued steel Breguet balance-spring,
index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a
slide on the band.