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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    A French gilt-brass striking and repeating eight day carriage clock with musical alarm

    CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    A French gilt-brass striking and repeating eight day carriage clock with musical alarm
    Circa 1880
    The anglaise riche case with ripple mouldings, reeded columns with Corinthian capitals to all angles, gilt-brass mask to white enamel Roman and Arabic chapter disc above subsidiary white enamel Arabic alarm disc, blued steel Breguet hands, the twin barrels movement with silvered platform to bi-metallic lever balance, strike/repeat/alarm on gong, the alarm also with trip to musical movement housed in the base and playing four airs via 6 cm. long pin barrel, with manual trip to rear, the back plate numbered 629; winding key
    7 in. (18 cm.) high, handle down


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    Provenance

    Acquired from The Clock Shop, Weybridge, 23 February 1974.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN