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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 167

    A LOUIS XV SMALL ORMOLU REPEATING CARTEL CLOCK

    FERDINAND BERTHOUD, PARIS, MID-18TH CENTURY

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    A LOUIS XV SMALL ORMOLU REPEATING CARTEL CLOCK
    FERDINAND BERTHOUD, PARIS, MID-18TH CENTURY
    The scroll-sided case with an anthemion cresting and with pierced musical note decoration to the sides, also with silk-backed sound frets, the white enamel Roman and Arabic dial signed 'FERDINAND BERTHOUD', with later gilt-metal hands, the eight day timepiece movement with circular plates joined by four back-pinned pillars, single barrel with anchor escapement with silk suspension, repeat work positioned on the back plate, this also signed 'Ferdinand Berthoud Paris', pull quarter repeat on single bell with two hammers; pendulum, winding key, regulation key
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high; 8 in. (20 cm.) wide; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) deep


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    This lot will be sold under the Alpha scheme. If you are an EU Purchaser, there is effectively no change: VAT is charged at 17.5% on the buyer''s premium ONLY on a VAT inclusive basis. VAT is accounted for under the auctioneer''s margin scheme. If you are a non-EU Purchaser: VAT, at 17.5%, will be payable on both the hammer price and the buyer''s premium. VAT on the hammer will be refunded upon receipt of export documentation by the VAT department. Non-EU trading businesses can receive a further VAT refund on the buyer''s premium directly from HM Revenue and Customs.