An interesting late 17th century pendule religieuse signed for Nicholas Hanet
Lot 134
A late 17th century pendule religieuse Signed on the later signature plaque 'Nicholas Hanet, AParis'
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 5,868) inc. premium

Lot Details
A late 17th century pendule religieuse  Signed on the later signature plaque 'Nicholas Hanet, AParis'
A late 17th century pendule religieuse
Signed on the later signature plaque 'Nicholas Hanet, AParis'
The rectangular brass velvet-covered dial measuring 8.75ins x 6.75ins and set with a Roman and Arabic chapter ring with matching steel hands set over the later drapery cartouche, hinged to the left hand side and opening to reveal the two week duration movement with rectangular plates united by turned baluster pillars, the single barrel with tandem drive to both trains, the going with verge escapement to a short bob pendulum suspended on silk between cycloidal cheeks, the strike train sounding via an outside countwheel on the bell mounted above the associated walnut case with hinged ebony-veneered glazed front door with moulded bezel, brass oval escutcheon to the side and two suspension hoops above 30cms (12ins) to the top of the bell.

Footnotes

  • Comparative literature:
    Huygens Legacy: The Golden Age of the Pendulum Clock, in particular Item 15, 'Earliest provincial extant religieuse, bu
    R. Plomp Early French Pendulum Clocks, 1658-1700.
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