A fine and rare late 19th century French gilt brass grande sonnerie carriage clock with moonphase and calendar Le Roy & Cie, 78 Bd. de la Madeleine 7 á Paris, number 18353
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A fine and rare late 19th century French gilt brass grande sonnerie carriage clock with moonphase and calendar Le Roy & Cie, 78 Bd. de la Madeleine 7 á Paris, number 18353
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 28,569) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and rare late 19th century French gilt brass grande sonnerie carriage clock with moonphase and calendar
Le Roy & Cie, 78 Bd. de la Madeleine 7 á Paris, number 18353
The reeded handle over engraved ribbon tied floral borders, in low relief against a matted ground, the entablature with protruding canted corners supported on reeded columns, over the conforming base, the signed Roman turned ivory dial with moonphase aperture over three ivory subsidiary dials for the day, alarm setting and date, within the low relief foliate mask, the signed and numbered spring driven movement with a lever platform escapement, cut and compensated bi-metallic balance, the hours and quarters struck on two coiled blued steel gongs, the underside with a three position grande, petite sonnerie and silence lever, with a second lever to adjust the moonphase. Together with the original numbered leather outer case. 19cm (7.5in)

Footnotes

  • A similar model is illustrated in Derek Roberts "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks", Schiffer 1993, figure 13-19, page 218.
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