A fine and scarce early 19th century French table regulator in the manner of Hubert Sarton
Lot 21W
A fine and scarce early 19th century French table regulator in the manner of Hubert Sarton
Sold for £49,250 (US$ 82,389) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine and scarce early 19th century French table regulator in the manner of Hubert Sarton
Lot Details
A fine and scarce early 19th century French table regulator in the manner of Hubert Sarton
The inverted 'Y' shaped gilt brass frame supporting four dials over ormolu mounted black marble pestals, raised on a conforming plinth with reeded ormolu feet, the 6 inch Roman and Arabic enamel dial with green floral half hour markers, ormolu bezel, scrolled gilt hands and centre seconds, the open centre revealing the skeletonised movement, beneath the subsidiary moonphase dial enriched with a nocturnal view of Vesuvius, over two subsidiary calendar dials, one for the days of the week, the other for the date, the twin train spring barrel movement with pinwheel escapement and outside countwheel strike on a bell, the grid iron pendulum suspended behind the dials. 60cm (23.75in)

Footnotes

  • A similar example is illustrated in Peter Heuer-Klaus Maurice's 'European Pendulum Clocks', Schiffer 1988, figure 125, page 71. The compact layout of the two clocks is comparable, as is a second example illustrated in Daniels and Markarian's 'Watches and Clocks in the Sir David Solomon's Collection', Sotheby's 1980, figure 141, page 230; again of compact design.
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  2. Charles Crisford
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