9 June 2009
A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL CLOCK
BY FRANÇOIS VERNAUX, PARIS, THE CASE BY ROBERT OSMOND, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
The shield-shaped case stamped 'OSMOND' at lower right side, strike adjustment lever by 50, the eight day movement with circular plates joined by five back-pinned pillars, verge escapement with silk suspension, calibrated countwheel strike on a bell, the dial plate and back signed 'Verneaux Paris', pendulum, regilt
18½ in. (47 cm.) high, 9 in. (22.5 cm.) wide
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 5 July 2007, lot 213.
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