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Hour-repeating, Center Seconds, Chinese Carriage Clock

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
803
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Hour-repeating, Center Seconds, Chinese Carriage Clock, retailed by L. Vrard, Shanghai, c. 1890, the engraved brass and beveled glass case with porcelain roman numeral dial marked L. Vrard & Co./Shang-Hai, eight-day time, strike and hour-repeating movement with center seconds, alarm, rear-mounted rack and snail strike mechanism and gong all powered by two coiled springs and regulated by a platform escapement, ht. 6 1/2 in. with handle lowered.
Estimate $800-1,200

movement wants cleaning, strike needs adjustment, starts quickly when wound.


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Keywords

Clocks, Escapement, Striking clock, Time