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Triple Calendar and Hour-repeating Carriage Clock

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
128
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Triple Calendar and Hour-repeating Carriage Clock, L'Epee, France, brass and beveled housing the porcelain roman numeral dial marked "L'Epee-France," with engraved decorated dial mat, three subsidiary dials for day of the week, day of the month, and alarm, recessed moon's age dial and Breguet-type moon hands, eight-day time, strike, and alarm movement with platform escapement and hour-repeat on command, ht. 7 1/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

Clock is currently running but in need of an overhaul as the strike is quite sluggish. Beveled glasses are good.


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

Breguet, France, Ancient Greek technology, Ancient inventions, Antiques, Carriage clock, Clocks, Escapement, Horology, Measurement, Striking clock, Time