A fine and rare early 19th century Swiss ormolu travelling clock with single train and grande sonnerie striking, alarm and calendar
Lot 118*
A fine and rare early 19th century Swiss ormolu travelling clock with single train and grande sonnerie striking, alarm and calendar
£ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 11,000 - 16,000

Fine Clocks

13 Dec 2017, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A fine and rare early 19th century Swiss ormolu travelling clock with single train and grande sonnerie striking, alarm and calendar
The engine turned case surmounted by four acorn finials framing the recessed top panel with circular inspection panel and repeat button to the rear, over reeded corner pieces on an engine turned base panel and button feet, the 2.25 inch silvered dial with Roman chapter ring against a very finely engine turned ground, with blued steel moon hands for the time and tapering hand for the alarm, in an engine turned mask with chamfered date aperture to the lower part, the movement with large single spring barrel tandem-winding both going and striking trains, the former with lever escapement, the latter with polished steelwork mounted on the backplate and acting on two bells and hammers, the underside of the case with three-position selection lever offering Silence/Petite Sonnerie or Grande Sonnerie 16cms (6.25ins) high.
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