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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
Provenance
Gil Margolis collection, Christie's London, 12 June 1996, lot 393.
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

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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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