Grubelin tete de poupe boulle clock
Lot 56W Y
A fine late 17th century French tête de poupé Gribelin, Paris
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 34,771) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine late 17th century French tête de poupé
Gribelin, Paris
The cartouche shaped case of characteristic form surmounted by a wreathed globe and oil lamp finials, raised on moulded square section socle base and gilt lion paw feet, the front and sides applied with finely executed engraved brass and red tortoiseshell boullework foliate scrolls on a polished pewter ground, the 7 inch twelve piece Roman and Arabic dial with foliate strapwork to the centre the twin train silk suspension movement with verge escapement, cycloidal cheeks, cut steel gates and outside countwheel strike on a bell, the plates united by baluster form pillars. 53.5cm (21in)

Footnotes

  • A very similar case, but containing a movement by Claude Raillard, is illustrated in Reinier Plomp's 'Early French Pendulum Clocks, 1658-1700' Colofon 2009, plate 194, page 103.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot will be subject to CITIES regulations when if exported outside the EU
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