An early 18th century ebonised table clock with calendar, moonphase and pull quarter repeat for the French market Claudius Du Chesne, Londini

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An early 18th century ebonised table clock with calendar, moonphase and pull quarter repeat for the French market
Claudius Du Chesne, Londini

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 26,116) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

16 Dec 2015, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

An early 18th century ebonised table clock with calendar, moonphase and pull quarter repeat for the French market
Claudius Du Chesne, Londini
The double basket top with elaborate gilt finials and handle cast with entwined dolphins, over the brass lined break arch door and conforming side panels, raised on a low plinth base and turned brass feet, the signed 7 inch Roman and Arabic dial with silvered chapter ring engraved with fleur de lys half hour and lozenge half quarter hour marks, the dialplate profusely engraved with flowers and foliage bordering five subsidiary dials with matted centres and blued steel hands, with 'Sonne'/Silence and regulation to the lower corners, month and day dials above XI and I, bordering the date aperture, beneath the age of moon and moonphase to the arch, the matted centre with silvered signature plate and mock pendulum aperture, the two train fusee movement with verge escapement, rise and fall regulation pull quarter repeating on a rack of six bells and hammers and striking the hour on a seventh, the calendar work with star wheels and moonphase mounted to the back of the dial connected by a series of wheels to the hour wheel, the signed backplate engraved with birds, foliage and strapwork centred on the oval signature cartouche, over an Apollo's mask, all within a wheatear border, secured to the case by four conforming brackets. 54cm (21.25in)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    This clock is discussed in detail in Barder 'The Georgian Bracket Clock', ACC 1993, pages 39-40, plates II/10 and II/11.
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An early 18th century ebonised table clock with calendar, moonphase and pull quarter repeat for the French market Claudius Du Chesne, Londini
An early 18th century ebonised table clock with calendar, moonphase and pull quarter repeat for the French market Claudius Du Chesne, Londini
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