Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 189

"TABLEAU À MUSIQUE WITH MUSIC AND VESPERS" Mons. Wurtel, 12 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, Paris. Made circa 1860. Very fine eight day going, hour and half-hour striking musical clock painting, with echo on the hour, and vespers, the music playing one of four tunes every hour or on demand.

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

USD 3,300 - 5,500 / EUR 2,500 - 4,000

Sold: CHF 7,500

C. Gilt wood framed oil on canvas, depicting a church in a rural wooded landscape with fi gures crossing a bridge. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Steel hands. M. 12.5 x 9.5 cm., rectangular, brass with going barrels both for the going and the striking trains, anchor escapement, pendulum with silk suspension, striking on a gong, additional brass movement for the two gong carillon with echo, 12 cm cylinder musical movement with four tunes playing on a single tuned steel comb. Signed on a card fi xed inside the frame. Dim. 77 x 90 cm. In good condition

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The four tunes played by this clock are named as: Les Cloches de Corneville; Le Petit Duc; Valse de Bluets & Jacques Fleuries.