A fine and rare second quarter of the 19th century Swiss ormolu grande sonnerie-striking travel clock with alarm, calendar, repeat facility and chronometer escapement DuBois et Cie, Chaux de Fonds en Suisse
Lot 120*
A fine and rare second quarter of the 19th century Swiss ormolu grande sonnerie-striking travel clock with alarm, calendar, repeat facility and chronometer escapement
DuBois et Cie, Chaux de Fonds en Suisse
£ 15,000 - 20,000
US$ 20,000 - 26,000

Fine Clocks

13 Dec 2017, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A fine and rare second quarter of the 19th century Swiss ormolu grande sonnerie-striking travel clock with alarm, calendar, repeat facility and chronometer escapement DuBois et Cie, Chaux de Fonds en Suisse
A fine and rare second quarter of the 19th century Swiss ormolu grande sonnerie-striking travel clock with alarm, calendar, repeat facility and chronometer escapement
DuBois et Cie, Chaux de Fonds en Suisse
The rectangular five-glass case surmounted by an engine turned hand set between ball pommels, the upper section signed for the maker and further engraved 'Echappement libre a ressort deux levees et sept trous en pierre', over ribbed uprights to a plain base on button feet, all three dials silvered and set in an engine turned mask, the Roman time dial with subsidiary seconds dial intersecting the XII numeral and the engine turned centre with blued steel hands set over subsidiary dials for the alarm setting and date of the month, the movement with two large spring barrels wound through the front, the going train terminating in a shaped gilt platform with monometallic balance and jewelled detent escapement, the strike train with polished steel racks mounted on the backplate striking and repeating on two stacked bells and hammers 18cms (7ins) high

Footnotes

  • With similarities to a clock by C.F.Klentschi sold in these rooms 8th July 2015, hammer price £16,000.
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