11 December 2002
A French engraved gilt-brass striking giant carriage clock with chronometer escapement and remontoire
The engine-turned case with handle to chamfered top with large rectangular glazed escapement viewing glass, the silvered engine-turned dial signed Berthoud beneath XII on the chapter ring with blued steel Breguet-style hands, the centre engraved with an up-and-down sector calibrated 0 - 8, large diameter subsidiary seconds ring above, the movement with substantial brass plates secured by four conical double-screwed pillars, large escapement platform with cut bimetallic balance to pivoted detent chronometer escapement, hour strike on a gong, the going train with thirty minute remontoire mounted on the backplate
10¼in. (26cm.) high
Christie's South Kensington The Dr Eugene and Rose Antelis Collection of Important French Carriage Clocks, 26 November 1998, lot 64.
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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: Charles Allix and Peter Bonnert Carriage Clocks, Antique Collectors' Club 1974, p.112, pl.V/12.
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