6 December 2006
A French brass, silvered brass and glass-mounted miniature travel timepiece in the Renaissance revival style
Planchon, Paris, No. 4844. Circa 1890
The case with florally cast frets around a decorative bell topped by a finial in the form of a knight, with bevelled side glasses overlaid on pierced and engraved trellis and floral urn panels, solid rear door, the silvered dial with raised Roman cartouche chapters and signed PLANCHON/PALAIS-ROYAL, blued steel hands, the eight day spring barrel movement with silvered lever platform, back plate and underside of case numbered 4844; with original gilt-tooled blue leather travel case, its interior silk signed PLANCHON/HORLOGER/66-67 Palais-Royal/PARIS
4¾ in. (11.5 cm.) high
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Planchon seems to have had a penchant for 'Renaissance' clocks and other examples by him are known. See for example lot 48, The Vitale Collection of Highly Important European Clocks, New York, 30 October 1996.
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