An Early 19th Century French Gilt Brass Mounted Mahogany Portico Clock with Compensated Pendulum Jan Caceaux Hger a Paris 2

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Lot 65
An Early 19th Century French Gilt Brass Mounted Mahogany Portico Clock with Compensated Pendulum
Jan Caceaux Hger a Paris 2

£ 1,500 - 2,500
US$ 1,900 - 3,200

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19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

An Early 19th Century French Gilt Brass Mounted Mahogany Portico Clock with Compensated Pendulum
Jan Caceaux Hger a Paris
The portico case with turned columns with Doric capitals and decorated bases, on a rectangular plinth on block feet, the signed 5 inch brass Roman dial with Breguet style hands within a deep foliate-cast ormolu bezel, the compensated pendulum with polished steel and brass bars, in turn set upon a sprung back allowing for expansion and contraction, the circular movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell. 60cms (23 1/2ins) high (2)

Footnotes

  • A similar style of portico case can be found in Pierre Kjellberg's: Encyclopedie de la Pendule Francaise, p.374, Figure D.
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