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A SWISS ORMOLU GRANDE SONNERIE PENDULE D'OFFICIER
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A SWISS ORMOLU GRANDE SONNERIE PENDULE D'OFFICIER

THE MOVEMENT BY COURVOISIER & COMPANIE, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A SWISS ORMOLU GRANDE SONNERIE PENDULE D'OFFICIER
THE MOVEMENT BY COURVOISIER & COMPANIE, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
The circular enamelled and tooled dial signed 'Courvoisier Comp.e' within a rectangular case with domed top and carrying handle above foliage and cornucopiae trophy, the sides with musical trophies above small paw feet, the twin barrells movement with alarm, plain balance to the platform lever escapement, the movement and the back of the case numbered '11144', a ribbon-tied swag motif missing to the top, rack strike/repeat work to back plate on bell
8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; 5½ in. (13.5 cm.) wide
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The Courvoisier family ranked among the oldest families of clockmakers at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and played an extremely influential role in the early history of Swiss carriage clocks. Several generations of the Courvoisier family were involved in the business through various associations. The firm Courvoisier & Companie, was created by Henri Louis Courvoisier (1796-1868) and Frédéric Alexandre Courvoisier (1799-1854).
A travelling clock of closely related design is illustrated in D. Roberts, Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks, Schiffer, 1993, p. 19, Figs. 1-24. A virtually identical clock was sold, Christie's London, 6 July 2001, lot 6.

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