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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

LOT 425

French, circa 1780. Fine white marble and gilt-bronze, hour and half-hour striking clock "a cercles tournants".

CHF 16,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 24,150

C. Rectangular white marble base on four gilt-bronze feet and applied with acanthus hellions and laurel branches. The horizontal movement is supported by four- gilt-bronze columns with pine cone finials and decorated with further garlands of flowers and foliage. D. Revolving circular with Roman numerals for hours, Arabic for minutes, individual white enamel cartouches. Gilt-bronze ribbon and "arrow" pointer. M. Gilt brass circular with going barrels both for the going and the striking trains, anchor escapement with short sun pendulum with silk suspension. Striking on a bell with count wheel on the bottom plate. Dim. 41 x 20 x 13 cm. Accompanied by a mahogany stand with rectangular glass dome.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: *2

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 22

Later original