THE DRAUGHTSMAN

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THE DRAUGHTSMAN

Made between 1772 and 1774, mainly by Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz and Jean-Frédéric Leschot, The Draughtsman is an automaton capable of producing four different drawings: a portrait of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, a dog and a Cupid driving a chariot drawn by a butterfly. The Draughtsman works by using a system of cams to that allow the hands to move in the three dimensions required to make a drawing. Thanks to a small air pump concealed in the head of the automaton, he periodically blows on his drawing to remove shards of lead pencil.

An exceptional, fully restored Neuchâtel clock in the so-called Louis XIV style, signed Pierre...
Splendid-gold enamel watch with hidden erotic automaton and sweep seconds. On both sides...
Montres Jaquet Droz developed the automaton Charlie over a whole year between 2012 and 2013 and...
Gold and self-winding watch, set with pearls. ""Consular"" type three-body case. Enamel painting...
Very fine and rare 18-carat gold and enamel, pearl-set, center-seconds pocket watch. Split...
Gold and self-winding watch, set with pearls. ""Consular"" type three-body case. Enamel painting...
The Singing bird snuff box signed "Jaquet Droz London". Oval-shaped and made of silver and gold...
Splendid-gold enamel watch with hidden erotic automaton and sweep seconds. On both sides...
"Splendid-gold enamel watch with hidden erotic automaton and sweep seconds. On both sides...
"Exceptional singing bird urn made of gold and enamel.
The animated scene happens in a wonder...
Reconnecting with the art of astonishment of the Enlightenment, Jaquet Droz presented a new...
"An exceptional, fully restored Neuchâtel clock in the so-called Louis XIV style, signed Pierre...
Montres Jaquet Droz imagined The Time Writing Machine in collaboration with the engineers and...
"Extremely rare and very fine gilt brass and enamel, hanging cage with 2 singing birds,...
Made mainly by Pierre Jaquet-Droz in 1774, The Writer is the most complex of the three...