• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS-MOUNTED TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER

    BARRAUD, LONDON, NO. 2870. MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS-MOUNTED TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER
    BARRAUD, LONDON, NO. 2870. MID-19TH CENTURY
    CASE: three-tier box with ivory disc to front inscribed 'BARRAUD/2870', brass drop handles, brass bowl numbered '2870' and gimbal DIAL: the 102 mm. diameter silvered and engraved dial signed 'BARRAUD 41 Cornhill/LONDON NO. 2870 MAKER TO THE ROYAL NAVY', subsidiary seconds and up/down rings, blued steel hands MOVEMENT: spot finished plates, single chain fusee, Earnshaw's detent escapement to cut bimetallic balance with segmental temperature compensation weights, blued steel helical balance spring; tipsy winding key, case key
    7¼ in (18.5 cm.) high; 6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide; 6¾ in. (17 cm.) deep


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    The firm Barraud was established by the eminent chronometer maker Paul Philip Barraud (1752-1820), whose sons followed him into the business. The company became Barraud & Lund in 1838, trading at 41 Cornhill until 1889.

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    Provenance

    Gil Margolis collection, Christie's London, 12 June 1996, lot 393.