7 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 438
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONISED STRIKING EIGHT DAY PORTICO CLOCK
With moulded surround to entablature supported by four columns with ormolu capitals, the stepped base raised on bun feet, cast bezel to silvered Roman dial with engine turned centre and signed 'GUYERDET AÎNÉ PARIS', blued steel Breguet hands, the twin barrels movement with conforming signature to the back plate, anchor escapement and countwheel strike on bell; grid iron pendulum, later base and dome
17¼ in. (44 cm.) high, excluding base and dome
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Guyerdet Aîné is recorded in Rue Meslay, Paris in 1830.
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Probably 1851 Inventory, Bow Drawing Room, 'Timepiece with glass shade - £7.10.0'