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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED QUARTER-STRIKING TRAVEL CLOCK
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED QUARTER-STRIKING TRAVEL CLOCK
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED QUARTER-STRIKING TRAVEL CLOCK
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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED QUARTER-STRIKING TRAVEL CLOCK

I. TETE BLANCHE, PARIS, NO. 325, CIRCA 1750

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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED QUARTER-STRIKING TRAVEL CLOCK
I. TETE BLANCHE, PARIS, NO. 325, CIRCA 1750
The rococo waisted case with arched glazed side panels and engraved rear door, the white enamel dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes and signed 'I: TETE BLANCHE / A PARIS', pierced gilt hands, strike/no strike below '30'; the movement with twin chain fusees and balance wheel verge escapement, the backplate with engraved bridge to balance, regulation dial and further signed and numbered 'No. 325', quarter striking on single bell to underside
6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high, 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) wide, 2 ½ in. (6.5 cm.) deep
Literature
C. Vincent, Northern European Clocks in New York Collections, New York, 1972, p. 24.
W. Edey, French Clocks in North American Collections, New York, 1982, pp. 60-61, no. 59.

Exhibited
Northern European Clocks in New York Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 4 January – 28 March 1972, inv. no. 73.
French Clocks in North American Collections, The Frick Collection, New York, 2 November 1982 - 30 January 1983, inv. no. 59.

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Lot Essay

I. Tête Blanche, probably Joseph Weishaupt, maître horloger circa 1749 in Carlsbad.

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