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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 143

    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU STRIKING CARTEL CLOCK

    CHARLES REY, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU STRIKING CARTEL CLOCK
    CHARLES REY, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The pierced case with C-scrolls and foliate swags, surmounted by a cherub holding a (later) pencil and book inscribed Livre Astronimoque, the enamel dial signed CHARLES REY A PARIS, eight day twin barrel movement with anchor escapement, silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell, backplate with repeating signature; pendulum, winding key
    56 cm. high


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    Charles Rey, maître horloger in 1770, recorded working until 1789.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of a gentleman
    (lots 104-164)