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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Mar 18, 2017

LOT 172

CHEVALLIER PRECISION CENTER-SECONDS MANTEL CLOCK Chevallier Aux Thuilleries. Made circa 1870. Very fine and impressive, Napoleon III, gilt-bronze, 8-day going, hour and half-hour striking, dead center-seconds mantel clock with calendar, deadbeat escapement and gridiron pendulum.

TRectangular, gilt-bronze, fluted pilasters with outswept acanthus bases, the capitals hung with flower swags, glazed sides hung with fruiting vines, beneath the dial laurel branches with a flower wreath, base with rounded corners and inset with applied berried ivy mounts, stepped circular feet, glazed bell top with flower swags and surmounted by a winged putto reclining on a cushion, a bird on his knee. Convex white enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds track with large Arabic five-minute numerals, inner red date numerals. Pierced gilt hour and minute hands, blued steel calendar and second hand. Circular gilt-brass, large going barrels for both trains, modified Graham deadbeat escapement, 9-rod steel and brass gridiron pendulum with spring suspension, rating nut, micrometer crutch adjustment, large brass bob.

HKD 140,000 - 220,000

USD 18,000 - 28,000 / CHF 18,000 - 28,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-33-01

Good

Restored

HANDS Original