An early 19th century French gilt bronze travel alarm timepiece  Henry Marc, Paris
Lot 453
An early 19th century French gilt bronze travel alarm timepiece Henry Marc, Paris
Sold for £162 (US$ 273) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Chester Sale Chester
6 Dec 2012 11:00 GMT

Auction 20172
Lot Details
An early 19th century French gilt bronze travel alarm timepiece
Henry Marc, Paris
Having a 2" silvered dial with Roman numerals and alarm hand, with a winding square below REVEIL; of rectangular form with a handle above, the sides and base engraved with floral sprays, the front door hinged, the sliding back opening to reveal a watch type movement stamped HY MARC PARIS 9cm (3.5") inc handle

Footnotes

  • In his carriage clock book, Charles Allix (page 145) describes a clock made by Japy Freres and sold by Henri Marc. Marc's name occurs in an ellipse at the bottom center of the back plate. Allix says elsewhere in his book (p. 445) that carriage clocks exist signed on their dials Hry MARC PARIS, but also says that there seems to be no evidence whether Marc was a maker or simply a retailer selling clocks made mostly by Japy Freres.
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