A rare early 19th century Swiss mahogany grand-sonnerie musical pendule d'officier with alarm and calendar Robert
Lot 120
A rare early 19th century Swiss mahogany grande-sonnerie musical pendule d'officier with alarm and calendar Robert
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 23,472) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare early 19th century Swiss mahogany grande-sonnerie musical pendule d'officier with alarm and calendar
Robert
The arched case surmounted by a gilt shell and scroll handle, over applied trophies, representing the liberal arts, raised on the plinth base with gilt lion paw feet, the signed 4 inch Arabic enamel dial with concentric calendar, gilt hour and minute hand, steel arrow calendar hand and plain alarm setting hand, within a reeded gilt bezel, the complex eight day movement with circular plates, skeletonised grande sonnerie work mounted on the backplate, large lever platform escapement with mono-metallic balance and exposed contrate wheel, striking the hours and quarters on two bells and sounding the alarm on a third, actuating the musical movement, twice in 24 hours, mounted in the base playing two airs on a comb comprising of 18 triple tines, the controls for which are mounted below the apron including tune select, play/silent and manual play levers. 30cm (12in)
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