• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7784

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 813

    AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU GRANDE SONNERIE TRAVEL CLOCK WITH ALARM

    DÖLLER, VIENNA, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU GRANDE SONNERIE TRAVEL CLOCK WITH ALARM
    DÖLLER, VIENNA, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    CASE: in the form of a bird cage with a pair of doves, ring handle, the engine-turned case with repeat button to the upper right DIAL: white enamel chapter ring signed 'Döller in Wien', engine-turned centre and strike/silent lever by 1, blued steel main hands and polished steel alarm hand MOVEMENT: of short duration, single chain fusee for the time train and fixed barrels for strike and alarm trains, verge balance escapement with regulating disc to the side, striking the hours and quarters on two rear-mounted gongs and the alarm on small bell, the back plate stamped 'C.D' TRAVEL CASE: tooled red leather
    9 in. (23 cm.) high, over handle; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) wide; 2¾ in. (7 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    D. Roberts, Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks, Atglen, 1993, p. 258, fig. 16-18.