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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    A Charles X ormolu striking and calendrical mantel clock with mechanical orrery

    CIRCA 1825

    Price Realised  

    A Charles X ormolu striking and calendrical mantel clock with mechanical orrery
    Circa 1825
    The gilt-brass case surmounted by an orrery driven from a vertically mounted pinion on the hour wheel and incorporating an annual calendar with white enamel chapter ring and year aperture for 1800-1899, white enamel subsidiary dials for twenty-four hours and days of the week (hands lacking), the orrery with gilt-brass sun, revolving inner planets of Venus and Mercury, the Earth globe and moon lacking, the replaced silvered Roman dial with blued steel Breguet hands, replaced twin barrels movement with anchor escapement and countwheel strike on bell
    21½ in. (54.5 cm.) high


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