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French Shelf Clock with "Coup Perdu" Escapement

Auction:
3003M
Lot:
321
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 28, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

French Shelf Clock with "Coup Perdu" Escapement, c. 1880, heavy brass bezel surrounds the 5 1/2-in. dial with silvered roman numeral chapter ring, engraved sunk center, eight-day time and strike movement with pinwheel and tooth escape wheel, jeweled pallets, "coup perdu," outside escapement on the dial, all on an ebonized scroll-cut stand and rectangular base, with a temperature compensating gridiron pendulum, all under a metal and beveled glass dome, ht. 20 in.

Note: The "coup perdu" escapement allows a clock with a half-second pendulum to advance the second hand in full seconds.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Clock ticks and strikes. Overall very nice condition, small chip to rear glass panel object right lower.


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

Clocks, Escapements, Mantel clock, Pendulum, Time