Ch. Oudin Gilt-brass Crystal Regulator with Coup Perdu Escapement, Paris, c. 1880, 6 1/2-in. porcelain Roman numeral dial with sunk center marked 5Ch. Oudin a Paris, recessed moon's age dial and exposed coup perdu escapement, brass and beveled glass case on bracket base, eight-day, time and strike, spring-powered movement with rack and snail strike, grid iron temperature compensated pendulum above an inset porcelain beat scale marked 0-6 in two segments, ht. 20 in.
Note: The coup perdu or "lost beat" escapement is occasionally found in high-quality French clocks; it enables a seconds hand to jump full seconds with a pendulum which beats half-seconds.
Chip to glass of rear door.
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