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Gilt Portico Mantel Clock by Charles Rolland

Auction:
2502
Lot:
545
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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

Description:

Gilt Portico Mantel Clock by Charles Rolland, Paris, circa 1820, four columns flanking the 4 3/4 in. dia. enameled dial with Roman numerals and signed Ch..les Rolland a Marseille, Breguet-style blued hands, eight-day spring-powered movement with count-wheel strike, with grid-iron brass faced pendulum suspended by a spring, all on engine-turned bun feet, ht. 19 1/4 in.
Estimate $700-900

Dial chipped at 11:30 outer perimeter area, age consistent wear on gilt surface, strike hammer replaced, pendulum suspension probably converted from a silk thread to suspension spring.

Keywords

Charles Rolland, Paris, Marseille, Clocks, Horology, Mantel clock, Measurement, Movement, Pendulum, Time