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Lapis Lazuli Hour-repeating and Alarm Carriage Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
386
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Lapis Lazuli Hour-repeating and Alarm Carriage Clock, Paris, France, c. 1880, the patinated cast brass case with lapis lazuli panels on all five surfaces, engine-turned Arabic numeral dial with blued steel moon hands and marked France with stylized feathers in the corners of the front, side and rear panels, the top with wreath and ribbon handle and pusher for hour repeat function, eight-day time, strike and hour-repeating movement with rear plate marked Made in Paris and the retailer, J. E. Caldwell, Philadelphia, platform escapement and inscribed 13 Jewels, porcelain alarm setting disc with Arabic numerals and single gong with two hammers, ht. 7 in. with handle extended.
Estimate $800-1,200

Movement complete but presently not running, all lapis panels in excellent condition, dial undisturbed.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Paris, France, blued steel moon hands, Made in Paris, Philadelphia