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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 35

    A Charles X brass-mounted mahogany striking eight day mantel regulator with mechanical orerry

    GITEAU, PARIS. CIRCA 1825

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    A Charles X brass-mounted mahogany striking eight day mantel regulator with mechanical orerry
    Giteau, Paris. Circa 1825
    The stepped and moulded flat top case with rectangular brass-lined glazed side panels, conforming front panel and raised on gilt-brass feet and surmounted by an orrery driven from a vertically mounted pinion from the time-side barrel and incorporating an annual calendar with silvered chapter ring and year aperture for 1800-1899, silvered subsidiary dials for twenty-four hours and days of the week, the orrery with gilt-brass sun, revolving inner planets of Venus and Mercury, the Earth with twelve coloured paper gores and revolving on its own tilted axis with silvered moon painted for night and day, the white enamel Roman dial with inner track divided for seconds and signed Giteau/Palais Royal N.129 à Paris, the twin barrels movement with dead beat pinwheel escapement mounted on the back plate and countwheel strike on bell; gridiron pendulum
    26½ in. (67.5 cm.) high


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    Giteau is recorded working in Paris 1811-1870. He was a pupil of Breguet and clockmaker to the King.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is illustrated in Derek Roberts, Precision Pendulum Clocks: France, Germany, America, and Recent Advancements, Atglen, 2004, p.106, fig.31-27