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Painted Case Morbier Clock by A. Rabit

Auction:
2502
Lot:
536
Sold for:
$504$425

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Painted Case Morbier Clock by A. Rabit, Airvault, circa 1845, floral, leafage, line and smoke-grain decorated case with oval dial opening, 8-in. dia. painted enameled dial with Roman numerals and marked A. Rabit Airvault, pressed brass and paint decorated dial surround, serpentine shaped waist section with glazed opening revealing the pressed brass pendulum bob and eight-day time, strike and "prayer repeat" movement with recoil escapement and two iron weights, ht. 91 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Movement complete but needs an overhaul, two weights are period but non matching, usual age consistent wear on painted surface of case.

Keywords

Anchor escapement, Bob, Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Movement, Pendulum, Time