A late 18th century French ormolu portico clock with concentric calendar the dial signed Chantrot, Paris 2

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Lot 279TP
A late 18th century French ormolu portico clock with concentric calendar
the dial signed Chantrot, Paris 2

Sold for £ 1,147 (US$ 1,478) inc. premium
A late 18th century French ormolu portico clock with concentric calendar
the dial signed Chantrot, Paris
the break arch pediment with garland and stiff-leaf mouldings supported by a pair of Doric columns with glass panels, raised on an inverted breakfront rectangular base, the signed 5.25" Roman and Arabic enamel dial with outer minute band flanking the date, hours and days of the week, the movement with deadbeat escapement to a fine gridiron pendulum with engraved rating nut, the striking operated via a countwheel and with let-off lever hidden below the bezel, 42.5cms high (2)

Footnotes

  • A similar shaped case with gridiron pendulum can be found in Tardy, Part II, p. 145.
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