Lot 1189* - A190 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 26. September 2019, 10.00 AM
RARE PRECISION SKELETON PENDULUM CLOCK WITH DATE, DAY, SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC AND SECOND,
Louis XVI/Directoire, Paris, end of the 18th century. The back of the dial signed FLEUROT.
Gilt bronze. Enamel chapter ring, gilt bezel. Movement visible through the center of the dial. Gilt lyre-shaped hour and minute hands, blued second and date hands. Movement with reverse scissor escapement and fine adjustment, half second; striking the 1/2-hour on bell. Repetition on demand. Heavy compensation pendulum. Small chips on the chapter ring, enamel plaque on the pendulum replaced. Movement may require servicing.
Lit.: Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la pendule française du moyen age au XXe siècle. Paris 1997, p. 313ff. With a depiction of a similar clock (p. 320, Fig. D).
CHF 30 000 / 50 000
€ 26 320 / 43 860