Swiss, circa 1810. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold and enamel pearl-set musical mandoline with automaton scene of a tightrope dancer, in a later morocco fitted box by Desoutter. Notes Previously in the collection of Sir David Salomons, this automaton musical mandolin is described and illustrated by Alfred Chapuis and Edouard Gelis, in Le Monde des Automates, vol. II, p. 52, fig. 324.