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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 446

    A RESTAURATION ORMOLU MOUNTED GREEN-PATINATED BRONZE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    AUGUSTIN MERCERON, ANGOULEME. SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RESTAURATION ORMOLU MOUNTED GREEN-PATINATED BRONZE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    AUGUSTIN MERCERON, ANGOULEME. SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The case shaped as a vase with fluted sides, surmounted by acorn finials, on a square plinth base, the white enamel dial with blued steel Breguet type hands and signed Aug.tin Merceron Elève de Breguet à. Angoulême, eigth-day twin-barrel movement with anchor escapement, silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell; pendulum, winding key
    37 cm. high


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    Merceron is known having been working as an escapment maker for A.L. Breguet, he is recorded working as a chronométrier at Plàce du Marché in Angoulème between 1830-1840.

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