Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2012

LOT 181

THE YARN WINDER Samuel Marti, Paris, No. 1676. Made circa 1900. Fine, small, Empire-style, gilt-bronze 8-day going mantel clock with hour and half-hour striking.

HKD 16,000 - 24,000

USD 2,000 - 3,000 / EUR 1,600 - 2,400

Sold: HKD 22,500

C. Rectangular with square movement housing, rounded sides with laurel wreath mounts and surmounted by singlehanded vases, the top surmounted by a lady winding yarn seated on a fountain, base with ribbon and fl ower mount, four fl ared feet. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 78 mm., gilt brass, circular, going barrels for both trains, anchor escapement, spring suspension, brass bob pendulum, outside count wheel, striking the hours and half-hours on a bell. Dim. 28 x 20 x 8 cm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6


Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original