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Gilt Reims Cathedral-form Shelf Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
444
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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

Description:

Gilt Reims Cathedral-form Shelf Clock, France, c. 1835, the case of finely detailed cast and fire gilt bronze is of the west facade of the famous French cathedral, the dial of twelve porcelain Roman numeral chapters is in the rose window opening, blued steel sunburst hands, spring-powered, eight-day, time and strike movement marked Cailly Freres has a silk thread suspension and external count-wheel, the gong mounted in the inlaid wooden plinth is controlled by the movement, ht. 24 in.

Note: This Gothic cathedral has been the site of the coronation of twenty-five French kings and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Lacking dome. Three tower finials off but with the clock. The pendulum crutch needs to be resoldered , connection between clock movement and gong in base needs to be connected.


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

France, French cathedral, steel sunburst hands, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, Gothic cathedral, Lacking dome