A French gilt bronze and marble skeleton clocklate 19th century, signed Huguenin A Paris
Lot 6
A French gilt bronze and marble suspended movement skeleton clocklate 19th century, signed Huguenin A Paris
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A French gilt bronze and marble suspended movement skeleton clock
late 19th century, signed Huguenin A Paris
On stepped cylindrical marble base supporting a flat brass pillar with knife edge suspension for a gridiron of nine brass rods above the radially pierced circular movement with three turned pillars, pin wheel escapement with inverted crutch and beat adjustment on the pillar, annular dial with roman chapters, blued trefoil hands. 27in. (68.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • The Huguenin's were a prominent Swiss family of watchmakers with roots in the 18th century, based primarily in Le Locle. During the latter part of the 19th century they were known for producing fine complicated pocket watches.

    Another Huguenin skeleton clock of the same design appears in Derek Roberts, Continental and American Skeleton Clocks, fig. 39a, b.
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