14 - 16 February 2006
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU STRIKING PORTICO CLOCK WITH INTEGRAL SWINGING PENDULUM
GUYON & FILS, LYON, CIRCA 1820
With knife-edge suspension to the gridiron and temperature compensation pendulum, the dial with Roman numerals and engine turned centre, signed Guyon fils LYON, the twin barrel movement with countwheel strike on bell, the backplate impressed with number 9539 and Bechot, the underside of the case pendulum numbered 9539
53 cm. high
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Bechot, in the rue Saint Martin around 1830.
For related integral swinging clocks see: Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Pennsylvania, 1999, p.140, fig.12-4, and Tardy, French Clocks, Volume II, Paris, 1981, p.372.
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