Lot 2590 - A183 Wristwatches & Pocketwatches - Thursday, 07. December 2017, 05.30 PM

Travel clock, Franche-Comté, ca. 1810.

Mahogany.
Decorative mahogany case with ebony edges, the back with a sliding cover. Fire-gilt bezel, handle and spherical feet. Fine enamel dial signed: "Breguet et Fils" (Note: It is, however, not the famous Paris clock maker). Winding lever hidden under the bezel at 6h. Movement in the typical Franche-Comté style:
Only one spring barrel for the movement and the striking mechanism. 1/4 hour and 1 hour strike on gongs, pendulum with lever escapement. D 22 x 14 x 10 cm.

Literature: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, page 69.
The Franche-Comté (Free County of Burgundy) was a region in the east of France, comprising the departements Doubs, Jura, Haute-Saône and Territoire de Belfort. Source: Wikipedia.

CHF 1 800 / 2 800

€ 1 580 / 2 460

Sold for CHF 1 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.