A fine and rare first quarter of the 19th century French ormolu mantel clock of fifteen-day duration and with state of wind indication on the dial  Louis Mallett, Horologer de Mgr le Duc D'Orleans
Lot 59W
A fine and rare first quarter of the 19th century French ormolu mantel clock of fifteen-day duration and with state of wind indication on the dial Louis Mallett, Horologer de Mgr le Duc D'Orleans
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,166) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fine and rare first quarter of the 19th century French ormolu mantel clock of fifteen-day duration and with state of wind indication on the dial
Louis Mallett, Horologer de Mgr le Duc D'Orleans
The tall case boldly cast with anthemion leaves, with a banded waist over a spreading foot and plinth base on block feet, the signed gilt dial with Roman chapter ring enclosing the frosted gilt centre with state of wind sector marked in days from 0-15, the movement with pivotted steel detent set to the backplate to effect the state of wind indication, now with Brocot-type suspension. 49cms (19.25ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Louis Mallet(t) is listed as working from the late 18th century through to 1824, he was Clockmaker to the Duke of Orleans.
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