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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, December 12, 2018

LOT 19

BAULLIER & GUYERDET, PARIS DECORATIVE CLOCK, THE LIBRARY

Ormolu and chiselled gilded bonze, 8-day going, key-winding, "Restauration" mantel clock, in the shape of a bookcase, with hour and half-hour striking on a bell The scene shows two children dressed in the Antique sitting in front of a library, one reading, the other writing. On the bookcase are laid crowns and emblems of the reward given to studious students

Brand Baullier & Guyerdet

Year circa 1820

Caliber brass, circular Paris-type, with two going barrels, anchor escapement, silk suspension and pendulum

Accessories steel winding-key

Dimensions 43 x 28 x 18.5 cm.

Signed dial

HKD 20,000 - 40,000

USD 2,500 - 5,000 / EUR 2,200 - 4,500
Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6

Good

Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Library This clock is described as “modèle Bibliothèque” (library model) in the inventories of Tuileries Castel in Paris in 1826. As the subject would suggest, it would have been intended to be placed in a library. A similar clock, signed by Charles Oudin, Paris, is kept in Niort (Deux-Sèvres, France), in the Bernard d’Agesci Museum (Inv. 995.8.1), and was presented in the exhibition “Trace de plume” (November 5, 1995