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Important Watches, Clocks and Snuff-Boxes

by Auktionen Dr. Crott

Platinum House

541 lots with images

November 10, 2012

Live Auction

SkyLoft Event Center

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Frankurt, Germany

Phone: 00 49 621 32 88 650

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(*) Gregson, Hr. du Roy à Paris, Height 150 mm, circa 1790

Lot 152: (*) Gregson, Hr. du Roy à Paris, Height 150 mm, circa 1790

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Description: A fine, rare quarter repeating Pendule d'Officier with alarm Case: brass, gilt, circular reeded bands, drum-shaped case, back panel pierced with arrow pattern, glazed front, bezels with bead pattern, handle on top, engraved claw feet, string for repetition. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, blued Breguet hands, blued alarm hand. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 4 hammers, 2 bells, 3 barrels for going train, striking train and alarm, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance, blued balance spring, florally pierced balance bridge. Jean Gregson Jean-Pierre Gregson originally came from England. In 1776 he was appointed watchmaker to the king in Paris. He was one of the first watchmakers of his time to use the Lépine calibre. In 1787 Gregson founded a watch manufacture in Braille. Source: Tardy "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais", Paris 1972, p. 272.

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(*) Revel / Japy Frères, Paris, Movement No. R371, Height 220 mm, circa 1870

Lot 153: (*) Revel / Japy Frères, Paris, Movement No. R371, Height 220 mm, circa 1870

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Description: A decorative pendule de officer with half hour / hour self strike Case: bronze, firegilt, florally engraved, base with leaf frieze, cornice with fluted pattern, entire foliate and flower applications in high relief, the sides with two big flowers, the back side florally pierced and highlighted with red silk, glazed dial, reeded and chased bezel, the angles decorated with four urn finals, engraved handle with Ouroboros, engraved disc feet. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 2 barrels, lever escapement, count wheel, short pendulum.

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(*) Louis Duchêne, Paris & Genève, Movement No. 876, Height 220 mm, circa 1810

Lot 154: (*) Louis Duchêne, Paris & Genève, Movement No. 876, Height 220 mm, circa 1810

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Description: A very fine, rare quarter hour repeating Pendule d'Officier with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm Case: bronze, firegilt, entirely decorated with foliate and flower decor applications, the sides with laurel wreaths and musical instruments, the back side pierced and highlighted with red silk, chased bezels, engraved handle in the shape of a double-headed snake, engraved claw feet, string for repetition. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, blued alarm hand. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, signed, keywind, chain/fusee for going train, 3 hammers / 2 bells, 8-day power reserve, 3 barrels for going train, striking train and alarm, finely ground rack strike levers applied on the back side, verge escapement, brass ring balance. Louis Duchêne Swiss watch manufactory, Geneva and Paris. The company was founded by Louis Duchêne (1730-1804) around 1750 in Geneva, first trading as Louis Duchêne Co. and from 1770 to 1790 as Duchêne & Cie.. In 1791 the company was renamed to Louis Duchêne & Fils and kept this name until 1820. Both sons of Louis Duchêne, Jacob Etienne Duchêne and Jacob Louis Duchêne, were partners in the company. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Louis_Duch%C3%AAne_%26_Cie., as of 08/03/2012

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Musy Père et Fils, Horlogers de S.A.S.me. à Turin, Movement No. 646, height 210 mm, circa 1820

Lot 155: Musy Père et Fils, Horlogers de S.A.S.me. à Turin, Movement No. 646, height 210 mm, circa 1820

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Description: A decorative quarter repeating Pendule d'Officier with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm in its original wooden transport case Case: brass, gilt, lavishly decorated with engraved foliate decor, flowers and acanthus, the back side pierced and highlighted with red silk, glazed dial, chased bezel, barrel-shaped pediment with floraly decor, foliate and flower cast handle, engraved claw feet, string for repetition, string for alarm. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, blued Breguet hands, blued alarm hand. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 bells, 8-day power reserve, rack strike on reverse side, verge escapement, brass balance, blued balance spring.

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Attributed to Dubois & Fils, Movement No. 1397, Height 230 mm, circa 1820

Lot 156: Attributed to Dubois & Fils, Movement No. 1397, Height 230 mm, circa 1820

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Description: A very fine, rare quarter hour repeating pendule de officer with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm Case: mahogany, partially blackened, glazed dial, engine-turned, gilt bezel, barrel-shaped pediment, foliate and flower cast handle, bun feet, string for repetition, string for alarm. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands, blued alarm hand. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, chain/fusee, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, solid movement pillars, 1 barrel for going train, finely ground rack strike levers applied on the back side, verge escapement, brass balance, blued balance spring. Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 15.

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(*) L. Leroy & Cie., Palais Royal 13-15, Paris, Movement No. 15157, Height 95 mm, circa 1880

Lot 157: (*) L. Leroy & Cie., Palais Royal 13-15, Paris, Movement No. 15157, Height 95 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A fine, small miniature carriage clock Case: bronze, entirely engraved with stylized foliage, the sides pierced, decorated with stylized foliate and ribbon decor highlighted with glass, the back cover with signature shield, bezel with laurel wreath decor, claw feet, waved handle on top. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, pierced hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, keywind, 1 barrel for going train, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) Swiss, Height 100 mm, circa 1920

Lot 158: (*) Swiss, Height 100 mm, circa 1920

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Description: A fine, small carriage clock with repeater and alarm, for the English market Case: brass, frosted, gilt, polished, glazed dial, waved handle on top, bun feet, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, frosted, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, enamel alarm disc with radial Arabic numerals, moulded movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, striking train and alarm, lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) James William Benson, 25 Old Bond Street, London / Drocourt, Paris, Movement No. 25850, Height 220 mm, circa 1880

Lot 159: (*) James William Benson, 25 Old Bond Street, London / Drocourt, Paris, Movement No. 25850, Height 220 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A very fine, large hour repeating carriage clock with half hour/hour self strike Case: gilt-brass, polished, Gorge case, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, signed, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, solid moulded movement pillars, keywind, 1 hammer, 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, 2 barrels, fine platform with lever escapement, large screw compensation balance. James William Benson The English maker James William Benson came from a watchmaking family which had run its own company since 1749. Benson worked as a watchmaker from 1857 to 1887; around 1865 he began describing himself as "Watchmaker to the Prince of Wales". At the time the company was very well-established and offered a product range of pocket watches of all kind, complications, and pocket and marine chronometers; Benson used movements by Victor Kullberg, Mercer, and Usher & Cole amongst others. Clocks and church clocks were produced the town hall of Portsmouth for example has one of Bensons clocks. Later Arthur H. and Alfred Benson took over the running of the company. Source: "Watch-Wiki" - "James William Benson", http://www.watch-wiki.de/index.php?title=Benson%2C_James_William, as of 03/19/2008 The Manufacture Drocourt The Manufacture Drocourt is a French watch factory in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont specializing in carriage clocks. The company had branches in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and in the Rue de Limoges. The proprietors Pierre and Alfred Drocourt produced high quality ornamental carriage clocks and received numerous awards and medals at the exhibitions in Paris. Around 1870 Pierre Drocourts son Alfred took over the business. He also used the "blanc-roulants" (ebauches) by Henri Lemaille. The Drocourt clocks usually carry the initials "DC" and the model of a carriage clock in an oval as a stamp on the plate. There are, however, also "secret" signatures on the inside of the plate, reading "Drocourt Paris". Among other destinations Drocourt exported his clocks to England, where they were sold under the name of the vendor. Other renowned companies like Henri Capt in Geneva, Le Roy et Fils in Paris and J. E. Caldwell in Philadelphia, USA also bought clocks from Drocourt. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Manufacture_Drocourt, as of 02/27/2012

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(*) Arnold & Dent, London, Movement No. 341, Case No. 368, Height 185 mm, circa 1832

Lot 160: (*) Arnold & Dent, London, Movement No. 341, Case No. 368, Height 185 mm, circa 1832

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Description: A very fine, important and rare late regency carriage clock - sold by Asprey, London in 1983 Case: brass, gilt, polished, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, baluster-shaped handle on top. Dial: enamel, florally engraved gilt mask, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, numbered, signed, keywind, chain/fusee with Harrisons maintaining power, baluster movement pillars, 8-day power reserve, platform with English lever escapement, large screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. Described in: Hans Staeger "Hundert Jahre Präzisionsuhren von John Arnold bis Arnold & Frodsham", Filderstadt 1997, p. 673f. John Roger Arnold & Edward John Dent The watch at hand is one of the earliest watches we know of that shows the joint signature of John Roger Arnold and Edward John Dent. Arnold and Dent worked as partners from 1830 to 1840. Vaudrey Mercers books (published by the Antiquarian Horological Society) provide extensive information on both of these remarkable watch and chronometer makers of London.

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(*) Drocourt Fabricant, 28 Rue de Debelleyme, Paris, Movement No. 9325, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

Lot 161: (*) Drocourt Fabricant, 28 Rue de Debelleyme, Paris, Movement No. 9325, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A very fine quarter repeating carriage clock with "Grande & Petite Sonnerie" and alarm in its original morocco case Case: brass, gilt, polished, oval, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top, button for repeating mechanism, lever for choosing between Grande or Petite Sonnerie and Silence. Dial: enamel, gilt mask, radial Roman hours, small enamel chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. The Manufacture Drocourt The Manufacture Drocourt is a French watch factory in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont specializing in carriage clocks. The company had branches in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and in the Rue de Limoges. The proprietors Pierre and Alfred Drocourt produced high quality ornamental carriage clocks and received numerous awards and medals at the exhibitions in Paris. Around 1870 Pierre Drocourts son Alfred took over the business. He also used the "blanc-roulants" (ebauches) by Henri Lemaille. The Drocourt clocks usually carry the initials "DC" and the model of a carriage clock in an oval as a stamp on the plate. There are, however, also "secret" signatures on the inside of the plate, reading "Drocourt Paris". Among other destinations Drocourt exported his clocks to England, where they were sold under the name of the vendor. Other renowned companies like Henri Capt in Geneva, Le Roy et Fils in Paris and J. E. Caldwell in Philadelphia, USA also bought clocks from Drocourt. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Manufacture_Drocourt, as of 02/27/2012

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(*) French, Height 165 mm, circa 1880

Lot 162: (*) French, Height 165 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A rare carriage clock with four dials for four independent time zones Case: brass, gilt, polished, "Anglaise" case, bracket feet, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on four sides, handle with fluted middle part. Dial: enamel, engine-turned gilt masks, radial Roman hours, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: brass full plate movement, keywind, 8-day power reserve, rounded movement pillars, planetary gearing, screw compensation balance, lever escapement.

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(*) French, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

Lot 163: (*) French, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A very fine hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and alarm for the English market Case: brass, gilt, oval, florally engraved, florally engraved base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, engraved handle. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, small enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) French, Case No. 687, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

Lot 164: (*) French, Case No. 687, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A fine carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and alarm for the English market Case: brass, gilt, oval, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, small enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, counterpoised lever.

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(*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

Lot 165: (*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

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Description: RED, Paris, Movement No. F 53, Case No. 178, Diameter 100 mm, circa 1886 A carriage clock with a rare "two-plane lever escapement" Case: brass, gilt, polished, round, facet glazed band decorated with baluster-shaped braces, facet glazed front, moulded bezels, foliate cast handle, disc feet. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued spade hands. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, keywind, chain/fusee, "Brevéte Paris", 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, platform with "two-plane" lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. A nearly identical clock is illustrated and described in: Carriage Clocks - Their history & development by Charles Allix, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1974, p. 213f.

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(*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

Lot 166: (*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

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Description: Österreich, Height 140 mm, circa 1870 A very fine carriage clock with quarter repetition, "Grande Sonnerie", alarm and calendar Case: brass, gilt, waved and moulded base and cornice, polychrome painted porcelain panels to the back and the sides depicting gallant scenes, facet glazed front and top, waved handle on top, rear bell and hammer, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, date indication, subsidiary chapter ring with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, keywind, 3 hammers / 3 bells, 4 barrels for going train, "Petite and Grande Sonnerie" and alarm, 8-day power reserve, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

Lot 167: (*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

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Description: French, Movement No. 10211, Case No. 10211, Height 110 mm, circa 1880 A very fine, small quarter repeating carriage clock with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm Case: brass, gilt, polished, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle with fluted middle part, button for repeating mechanism, lever for choosing between Grande or Petite Sonnerie and Silence. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, subsidiary chapter ring with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, 8-day power reserve, moulded movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, striking train and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) E. Fillion, Elève de Lepaute, Paris, Case No. 4, Height 115 mm, circa 1860

Lot 168: (*) E. Fillion, Elève de Lepaute, Paris, Case No. 4, Height 115 mm, circa 1860

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Description: A rare train driver's clock with alarm of particularly heavy and robust design Case: brass with multiple inserted nuts, polished, glazed dial, handle on top, engraved alarm scale on the top. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued lance hands. Movm.: brass full plate movement, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 2 barrels for going train and alarm, 8-day power reserve, lever escapement, screw compensation balance.

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(*) Auguste Hilaire Rodanet, Paris, Movement No. 5275, Case No. 4, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

Lot 169: (*) Auguste Hilaire Rodanet, Paris, Movement No. 5275, Case No. 4, Height 150 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A rare hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and alarm Case: brass, polished, arched case, facet glazed front, octagonal handle, bun feet, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: silver, engine-turned, silver chapter ring with Arabic numerals, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, monometallic screw balance, blued balance spring. Auguste Hilaire Rodanet Auguste Hilaire Rodanet was the son of Julien Hilaire Rodanet and the uncle of Henri Rodanet. Auguste was born on June 5, 1837 in Rochefort Sur Mer and was a watchmaker and retailer as well as Patek Philippe's representative in France. In 1858 he won a silver medal for a chronometer at the age of 19 and in 1867 he exhibited his father's watches in Geneva. His workshop in Rocheford was situated in the Rue Cochon Duvivier 54; he moved to the Rue Vivienne 36 in Paris in 1870. In 1886/1887 Rodanet wrote the book "L'horlogerie astronomique et civile. Ses usages - ses progrès - son enseignement à Paris", which was published in 1903 by Dunod in Paris. In 1890 he founded the brand "Horlogerie Rodanet de Paris". Auguste Hilaire Rodanet was mayor of the 2nd Arrondissement in Paris from 1904 to 1907 and president of the "Ecole d'Horlogerie" in Paris, Rue Manin 30. Rodanet was also received into the Legion of Honour. He died 70 years old in 1907. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Rodanet,_Auguste_Hilaire, as of 08/03/2012

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(*) Lot of 4 miniature carriage clocks

Lot 170: (*) Lot of 4 miniature carriage clocks

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Description: H. Busi, Firenze, Movement No. 5467, Case No. 3, Height 77 mm, circa 1890 A very fine, rare miniature carriage clock with pietra dura panels Case: brass, gilt, moulded base and cornice, back door and side slate panels with very fine hard stone inlaid bouquet of flowers, facet glazed front and top, waved handle with fluted middle part. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, keywind, 8-day power reserve, platform with cylinder escapement, ring balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) Lot of 5 miniature carriage clocks

Lot 171: (*) Lot of 5 miniature carriage clocks

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Description: LTC, "GCCo", French, Movement No. 20637, Case No. 13, Height 53 mm, circa 1900 A fine, small miniature carriage clock in its original leather-covered travelling box Case: brass, gilt, tiered, polished, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on four sides, waved handle with fluted middle part. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, rhodium-plated, decorated, keywind, 14 jewels, 3 adj., 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, lever escapement, screw compensation balance.

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(*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

Lot 172: (*) Lot of 4 carriage clocks

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Description: Swiss, Height 80 mm, circa 1880 A fine, small hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike Case: brass, gilt, polished, "Anglaise" case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 bell, solid movement pillars, 2 barrels for going and striking train, platform with lever escapement, monometallic screw balance.

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(*) L. Leroy & Cie., Paris, Movement No. 26713, Height 180 mm, circa 1880

Lot 173: (*) L. Leroy & Cie., Paris, Movement No. 26713, Height 180 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A very fine hour repeating "Pendule de Bureau" with half hour / hour self strike Case: walnut, veneered, glazed dial, gilt bezel, bun feet, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: silver, engine-turned centre, radial Roman hours, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 2 barrels, lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. L. Leroy & Cie. Born in 1859 in Argenteuil, the eldest son in a family of 14 children, he soon became familiar with the art of precision watchmaking. His father, Théodore-Marie Leroy, was well known as a maker of chronometers, Watchmaker to the Navy and a member of the Légion donneur. He employed Louis in the workshops where he quickly became the best of apprentices. When he was barely 16 years old he presented a piece that attracted great attention at the competition of the Paris Chamber of Watchmakers, and by the age of 20 he was an approved watchmaker. He spent a year in England, training under a manufacturer in Clerkenwell shortly after the London Universal Exhibition, and soon gained a reputation for being talented and ambitious with a fiercely enquiring mind. Casimir Halley Desfontaines recognized his ability and employed him at Le Roy & Sons, and soon afterwards in the Paris workshops. This was the dawn of a new era in society and the start of the company period of absolute excellence. Louis relationship with the Desfontaines family soon developed into a close friendship. When Casimir died, his son George took over the business, but his reliance on the expert advice of Leroy meant that it was he who emerged as the real leader. He became a partner in the business in 1888 and took it over completely one year later, changing the name to .Leroy & Cie, ancienne maison Le Roy & Fils From 1895 onwards, the company archives only refer to the name Leroy & Cie. Source: http://www.montres-leroy.com/pdf/leroy_cat_prod_corr_EN.pdf, as of 07/31/2012.

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(*) Meyer & Schenk à Paris, Movement No. 38, Height 160 mm, circa 1860

Lot 174: (*) Meyer & Schenk à Paris, Movement No. 38, Height 160 mm, circa 1860

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Description: A fine, rare carriage clock with hour self strike and alarm Case: cherry tree wood, inlaid, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on four sides, baluster-shaped handle on top. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with duplex escapement, three-arm brass balance.

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(*) Sinclair Harding, Cheltenham, No. 640/52, Height 330 mm, circa 1992

Lot 175: (*) Sinclair Harding, Cheltenham, No. 640/52, Height 330 mm, circa 1992

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Description: A very fine, as new, astronomical, giant carriage clock with pivoted detent escapement, perpetual calendar, moon phase, equation of time, hour self strike and repeating mechanism Case: ebonized, brass inlays, glazed on five sides. Dial: gilt, silvered chapter ring for hour indication with Roman numerals, lavishly hand engraved mask, silvered chapter rings for day and date indication, aperture for moon phase, moon age, zodiac and month, equation of time, silvered scale for regulation, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, decorated, gilt, keywind, 2 x chain/fusee for going and striking train, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, platform with pivoted detent chronometer escapement, three-arm balance.

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Lot 176: (*) "A.A.", Switzerland, Movement No. 76, Height 170 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A rare drum-shaped table clock with calendar Case: brass, polished, partially fluted, moulded base, facet glazed dial, round handle. Dial: enamel, eccentric hour indicator with Roman numerals, eccentric dias for day, date and month indication, blued Breguet hands, blued spade hands. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, keywind, 8-day power reserve, rounded movement pillars, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance.

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(*) S. Marti & Cie. à Paris, Movement No. 10876, Height 430 mm, circa 1880

Lot 177: (*) S. Marti & Cie. à Paris, Movement No. 10876, Height 430 mm, circa 1880

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Description: An astronomical table clock with perpetual calender and half hour / hour self strike for the Ottoman market Case: brass, gilt, polished, moulded, facet glazed on four sides. Dial: eccentric enamel dial with radial Ottoman hours, blued hands, additional dial with enamel chapter ring for month indication with centred subsidiary dials for indication of day, date, moon phase and leap year, gilt and florally engraved mask. Movm.: round brass clock movement, 2 barrels, Brocot escapement, 1 hammer, 1 bell, mercury compensation pendulum, additional brass movement for calendar indications.

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(*) Henry Marc à Paris, Height 160 mm, circa 1840

Lot 178: (*) Henry Marc à Paris, Height 160 mm, circa 1840

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Description: A fine, rare repeating carriage clock with hour self strike Case: brass, polished, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on four sides, baluster-shaped handle on top, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, rounded movement pillars, 2 barrels, platform with lever escapement, ring balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) J. B. Beguin à Paris, Movement No. 179, Height 145 mm, circa 1880

Lot 179: (*) J. B. Beguin à Paris, Movement No. 179, Height 145 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A decorative carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike with "Garnier" escapement - a development of the "Debaufre" and the "Sully" escapement Case: brass, gilt, entire florally chased, facet glazed on all sides, lavishly engraved, waved handle on top. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued pierced hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, numbered, signed, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, rounded movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, Garnier escapement, three-arm brass balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) Japy Frères & Cie, Height 160 mm, circa 1845

Lot 180: (*) Japy Frères & Cie, Height 160 mm, circa 1845

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Description: A very fine hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike, alarm and calendar for the Chinese market Case: brass, gilt, florally engraved, facet glazed on four sides, lavishly engraved, waved handle with fluted centre-piece on top, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, jumping centre seconds, day and date indication, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: full plate movement, gilt, 2 hammers / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, rounded movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, fine platform with Chinese duplex escapement, monometallic screw balance with 3 weights, blued balance spring. Japy Frères Frederic Japy (1749-1812) founded the Japy watch- and chronometermaking dynasty Japy around 1770 in Beaucourt. Their pioneering use of machinery in the production of ebauches was a great success and the company existed until present days. Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 234.

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(*) Henri Jacot à Paris, Movement No. 7467, Case No. 7467, Height 180 mm, circa 1880

Lot 181: (*) Henri Jacot à Paris, Movement No. 7467, Case No. 7467, Height 180 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A very fine quarter hour repeating carriage clock with "Grande Sonnerie" for the English market Case: brass, gilt, "Anglaise" case, facet glazed on all sides, moulded base and cornice with dentil pattern, waved handle with fluted middle part, lever for choosing between "Full Striking", "Quarters" und "Silent", button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, silvered engine-turned mask with floral engraving, radial Roman hours, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full-plate movement, gilt, solid movement pillars, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, 2 barrels for for going train and hour strike, fine platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. Henri Jacot à Paris Henri Jacot began to build carriage clocks around 1820; his workshop was in Paris at Rue de Montmorency 31. He used ebauches "blanc-roulants" from workshops in Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont, which were for example created by Henri Lemaille and Baveux Frères. The clocks were marked with Jacots parrot mark (jacot is French for parrot) and the initials "HJ". Henri Jacot died on July 31 in 1868; his nephew Henri Jacot became his successor in the business. The Jacots won a large number of gold, silver and bronze medals at different exhibitions and the quality of their carriage clocks was always outstanding. The company closed in 1920. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Jacot,_Henri_%281%29, as of 02/29/2012

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(*) French, Movement No. 242, Height 170 mm, circa 1880

Lot 182: (*) French, Movement No. 242, Height 170 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A rare hour repeating carriage clock with jumping, digital hour indicator, half hour / hour self strike and alarm Case: gilt, polished, "Anglaise" case, moulded base and cornice with bead pattern, facet glazed on all sides, handle with fluted middle part, bracket feet, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: silver, window for hour indicator with Arabic numerals, retrograde minute indicator, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance.

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(*) Charles Frodsham, Clockmaker to the Queen, 64 Strand, London, Movement No. 1004, Case No. 39 1004, height 135 mm, circa 1850

Lot 183: (*) Charles Frodsham, Clockmaker to the Queen, 64 Strand, London, Movement No. 1004, Case No. 39 1004, height 135 mm, circa 1850

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Description: A rare hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and alarm Case: brass, gilt, polished, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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Musy Père et Fils, Horlogers du Roi à Turin / Drocourt à Paris, Movement No. 13965, Height 210 mm, circa 1890

Lot 184: Musy Père et Fils, Horlogers du Roi à Turin / Drocourt à Paris, Movement No. 13965, Height 210 mm, circa 1890

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Description: A decorative Baroque style historism hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and alarm Case: bronze, gilt, oblong case, entirely ornamented with putti, rocailles, volutes and foliate decor, porcelain panels to the sides with fine polychrome gallant scenes, front and back side facet glazed, lavishly decorated handle, voluted feet. Dial: enamel, polychrome painted, gallant scenery, radial Roman hours, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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English, Height 370 mm, circa 1850

Lot 185: English, Height 370 mm, circa 1850

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Description: A rare precious Victorian nightwatchman's table clock with half hour/hour strike on bell. This clock was part of the inventory of the royal castle Bagshot Park, Surrey, England. Case: mahogany, scrolled side mouldings with foliate carved caps, glazed on four sides, recessed brass handle and push button to the top, rectangular base. Dial: silvered, radial Roman hours, outer revolving disc numbered I-XII with pins to the halfs depressed by pulling the push button, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, chain/fusee, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 bell, solid movement pillars, 8 day-movement, Graham anchor escapement, brass-rod pendulum with brass bob. Similar clocks are illustrated in: "Collectable Clocks" by Alan and Rita Shenton, Woodbridge 1985, p. 224.

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(*) Thomas Mercer, St. Albans, England,

Lot 186: (*) Thomas Mercer, St. Albans, England, "The McCabe", No. 1242, Height 200 mm, circa 1982

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Description: A very fine and rare chronometer clock with spring detent escapement and 8-day power reserve indicator - with chronometer rate certificate and documentation Case: tropical wood, moulded base and cornice, bracket feet, facet glazed on four sides, glazed back side. Dial: silvered, radial Roman numerals, engraved auxiliary seconds at "12", 8 day power reserve indicator, signed, blued spade hands. Movm.: brass full plate movement, decorated, gilt, chain/fusee, balance stop device via lever, baluster-shaped movement pillars, platform with spring detent chronometer escapement, chronometer balance with 2 screws and 2 weights, freesprung, helical balance spring. The Mercer "McCabe" Chronometer Clock - A fine tribute to an 18th Century craftsman "The Mercer "McCabe" Chronometer Clock is a fitting tribute from 20th Century craftsmen to James McCabe Snr. The design of the case has been freely adapted from a fione mantel clock dating from McCabes best period. The carefully selected wood is Coromandel from Celebes and bevelled glass panels at the sides and top show the Mercer movement to advantage. Every part of the superb movement is meticulously hand finished and the dial is hand engraved." Source: Thomas Mercer Registered Office, Cheltenham.

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(*) L'Epée

Lot 187: (*) L'Epée "1839", Height 155 mm, circa 1950

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Description: A rare hour repeating carriage clock with with half hour / hour self strike, alarm and calendar for the English market Case: brass, gilt, polished, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: white, radial Roman hours, day and date indication, small enamel chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 11 jewels, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance. L'Epée 1839, Franche-Comté The Swiss watchmaker Auguste L'Epée from Neuchâtel founded L'Epée in 1839 in the town of Sainte-Suzanne in France. The company also traded in England for many years.

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(*) V(ictor) Fleury, Horlogeres de la Marine, 23 Rue de la Paix, Paris, Movement No. 1353, Height 150 mm, circa 1890

Lot 188: (*) V(ictor) Fleury, Horlogeres de la Marine, 23 Rue de la Paix, Paris, Movement No. 1353, Height 150 mm, circa 1890

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Description: A rare quarter repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and alarm Case: brass, gilt, polished, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle with fluted middle part, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, small enamel chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued distaff hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) Tiffany & Co. / Geneva Clock Co., Movement No. 1109, Height 150 mm, circa 1900

Lot 189: (*) Tiffany & Co. / Geneva Clock Co., Movement No. 1109, Height 150 mm, circa 1900

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Description: A fine quarter repeating carriage clock with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm Case: brass, gilt, polished, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top, bracket feet, button for repeating mechanism, lever for choosing between Grande or Petite Sonnerie and Silence. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, numbered, signed, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, counterpoised lever. Tiffany & Co. The world-famous American company Tiffany & Co. was founded in New York on September 18, 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young, with their first shop on Union Square. Their corporate policy of non-negotiable prices was a headline-making novelty at the time. Charles Lewis Tiffany had sole control of the company from 1853 on. Tiffany & Co has numerous branches in cities worldwide and their flagship store in New Yorks 5th Avenue is a tourist attraction, not least because of the 1961 romantic comedy "Breakfast at Tiffany's" starring Audrey Hepburn. Source: Wikipedia "Die freie Enzyklopädie" - "Tiffany & Co." http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiffany_%26_Co, as of 03/04/2008

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(*) L. Leroy & Cie., Paris, Movement No. 26630, Height 140 mm, circa 1900

Lot 190: (*) L. Leroy & Cie., Paris, Movement No. 26630, Height 140 mm, circa 1900

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Description: A very fine, small quarter repeating carriage clock with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm Case: brass, gilt, polished, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top, bracket feet, button for repeating mechanism, lever for choosing between Grande or Petite Sonnerie and Silence. Dial: silver, engine-turned, silver chapter ring with radial Roman numerals, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, numbered, signed, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. L. Leroy & Cie. Born in 1859 in Argenteuil, the eldest son in a family of 14 children, he soon became familiar with the art of precision watchmaking. His father, Théodore-Marie Leroy, was well known as a maker of chronometers, Watchmaker to the Navy and a member of the Légion donneur. He employed Louis in the workshops where he quickly became the best of apprentices. When he was barely 16 years old he presented a piece that attracted great attention at the competition of the Paris Chamber of Watchmakers, and by the age of 20 he was an approved watchmaker. He spent a year in England, training under a manufacturer in Clerkenwell shortly after the London Universal Exhibition, and soon gained a reputation for being talented and ambitious with a fiercely enquiring mind. Casimir Halley Desfontaines recognized his ability and employed him at Le Roy & Sons, and soon afterwards in the Paris workshops. This was the dawn of a new era in society and the start of the company period of absolute excellence. Louis relationship with the Desfontaines family soon developed into a close friendship. When Casimir died, his son George took over the business, but his reliance on the expert advice of Leroy meant that it was he who emerged as the real leader. He became a partner in the business in 1888 and took it over completely one year later, changing the name to .Leroy & Cie, ancienne maison Le Roy & Fils From 1895 onwards, the company archives only refer to the name Leroy & Cie. Source: http://www.montres-leroy.com/pdf/leroy_cat_prod_corr_EN.pdf, as of 07/31/2012.

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(*) Thomas Cole, London / Viner, Regent Street, London, 130 x 100 mm, circa 1855

Lot 191: (*) Thomas Cole, London / Viner, Regent Street, London, 130 x 100 mm, circa 1855

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Description: A very fine, important and rare Victorian strut clock with 8 day power reserve Case: brass, gilt, finely chased and florally engraved, tiered frame, the sides decorated with applications of florally engraved pilaster strips, two-part eyelet, waved stand, the back side with a florally engraved decor panel. Dial: silvered, lavishly engraved, gilt and florally engraved surround, eccentric hour indicator with Roman neo-Gothic style numerals, blued Fleur-de-Lys hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, gilt, keywind, 1 barrel for going train, English lever escapement, ring balance, blued balance spring. Thomas Cole The well-known English maker Thomas Cole, himself the son of a clockmaker, was born in Somerset in 1800. In the early 1820s Cole moved to London and by 1845 was renowned as "designer and maker of ornamental clocks", which he exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. Thomas Cole is rightly famous for his high quality clocks of individual, distinctive design, for example his beautiful engravings of scrolls, floral decoration and fancy borders. Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 263-280.

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(*) Thomas Cole No. 1127 / C. F. Hancock, By Appointment to the Principal Sovereigns & Courts of Europe, 39 Bruton Street, London, Case No. 1127, 140 x 110 mm, circa 1840

Lot 192: (*) Thomas Cole No. 1127 / C. F. Hancock, By Appointment to the Principal Sovereigns & Courts of Europe, 39 Bruton Street, London, Case No. 1127, 140 x 110 mm, circa 1840

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Description: A very fine, important and rare Victorian strut clock with 8 day power reserve and calendar, a presentation strut clock for an officer of the 2nd Life Guards Case: brass, gilt, finely chased and florally engraved, tiered frame, the sides decorated with applications of florally engraved pilasters, finely engraved eyelet, turnable waved stand. Dial: silvered, lavishly engraved, gilt and engraved surround and motto: "In Deo Fido" ("I trust in God") and "2nd Life Guard", eccentric hour indicator with Roman numerals, manually adjustable day and date indicator, blued Fleur-de-Lys hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, gilt, keywind, 1 barrel for going train, English lever escapement, ring balance, blued balance spring. Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 263-280. Thomas Cole The well-known English maker Thomas Cole, himself the son of a clockmaker, was born in Somerset in 1800. In the early 1820s Cole moved to London and by 1845 was renowned as "designer and maker of ornamental clocks", which he exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. Thomas Cole is rightly famous for his high quality clocks of individual, distinctive design, for example his beautiful engravings of scrolls, floral decoration and fancy borders.

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(*) James Howell à Paris, Movement No. 3454, Height 135 mm, circa 1850

Lot 193: (*) James Howell à Paris, Movement No. 3454, Height 135 mm, circa 1850

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Description: A rare, almost square "one-piece" cased carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and perpetual calendar Case: brass, gilt, entirely engraved with stylized foliage, florally engraved base, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top, hinged front door for keywinding. Dial: enamel, florally engraved gilt mask, radial Roman hours, subsidiary dials for day, date and month indication, blued trefoil-shaped hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 2 barrels, applied pin wheel for calendar indications, platform with cylinder escapement, ring balance. Howell, James & Co (1819-1911) Jewellers and silversmiths of Regent Street, London. Founded as silk mercers and retail jewellers, they rapidly expanded, employing over 100 staff by 1865. Noted for their variety and quality of stock, including items by designers and students of the South Kensington School, they exhibited in London in 1851 and 1862; in Paris in 1867; and at London in 1871 and 1872 when they showed jewellery by C.L. Eastlake, M.D. Wyatt, F. Leighton, and L.F. Day. Source: http://www.haslamandwhiteway.com/viewmaker.php?id=34, as of 02/29/2012 Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 72.

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(*) James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, Manufactured for Hamilton & Co. Calcutta, Movement No. 3465, Height 1550 mm, circa 1845

Lot 194: (*) James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, Manufactured for Hamilton & Co. Calcutta, Movement No. 3465, Height 1550 mm, circa 1845

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Description: A very fine hour repeating carriage clock with hour self strike Case: brass, gilt, facet glazed on four sides, waved handle with fluted middle part, button for repeating mechanism, lever for striking/silence. Dial: silvered, radial Roman numerals, blued fleur de lys hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, 1 hammer / 1 gong, rounded movement pillars, 8 day power reserve, 2 x chain fusee for going and striking train, platform with English lever escapement, platform with English lever escapement, ring balance. Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 289-302. James McCabe (1748-1811) James, the youngest son of Patrick McCabe, worked in Lurgan until 1770 when he moved to Belfast where he is reported to have worked with his brother, Thomas. However it is not clear whether each made and signed their own work, or indeed from where it was sold. No examples with their joint signatures have been reported. Unlike Thomas and William, James does not seem to have become involved in the politics of Ireland. He emigrated to London in the summer of 1775 where he opened a business in Bells Building, Fleet Street, paying a poor rate of £1.2s.6d. On 20th June 1779 he married Elizabeth Burn. On 2nd April 1781, James McCabe, along with 37 others (including Emery, Frodsham, Pinchbeck and Vulliamy) was made an Honorary Freeman of the Clockmakers Company. He progressed to the Livery in April 1787, Junior Warden in January 1809, Renter Warden in October 1809 and Senior Warden on 8th July 1811. He was briefly a partner in the cotton trade, taking over Thomas's interests in Joys, McCabe and McCracken until the company was dissolved in September 1790. In th early years of their marriage the family undoubtably lived at or near the business. But by 1794 the family had grown to six children and they moved to the London suburb of Stoke Newington. There was an hourly coach between the Bank of England and Stoke Newington, so it is quite possible that James McCabe commuted to work. In 1802 the business was moved to 97 Cornhill, Royal Exchange. Unfortunately, shortly after he was elected as Senior Warden of the Clockmakers Company in 1811, he fell ill and died in Stoke Newington on 6th October, reportedly of a "mortification of the leg". Source: http://www.antique-watch.com/ref/jmc-02.html, as of 07/30/2012.

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(*) James McCabe & Son, Royal Exchange, London, Movement No. 2960, Case No. 2960, Height 160 mm, circa 1860

Lot 195: (*) James McCabe & Son, Royal Exchange, London, Movement No. 2960, Case No. 2960, Height 160 mm, circa 1860

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Description: A very fine, important and rare hour repeating carriage clock with hour self strike and very fine entire deep relief engraving Case: brass, firegilt, entirely engraved with stylized foliage, floral gilt front mask cast and chased in high relief, facet glazed on all sides, the angels with four ball finials, lavishly engraved, waved handle on top, four feet with foliate decor, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: gilt, florally engraved mask, radial Roman numerals, blued Fleur-de-Lys hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, keywind, 2 x chain/fusee with Harrisons maintaining power for going and striking train, 1 hammer / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, platform with lever escapement, ring balance. Illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 300.

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(*) V(ictorien) B(oseet), Franche-Comté, Height 150 mm, circa 1860

Lot 196: (*) V(ictorien) B(oseet), Franche-Comté, Height 150 mm, circa 1860

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Description: A fine, rare quarter hour repeating carriage clock with "Grande Sonnerie", thermometer, "fly back" calendar and alarm Case: brass, polished, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, baluster-shaped handle on top, bracket feet. Dial: enamel, florally engraved gilt mask, radial Roman hours, day indicator by a hand that moves along a scale at set intervals and jumps back to the beginning when it has reached the end, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, thermometer, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, moulded movement pillars, 2 barrels, fine matted rack strike levers applied on the back side, platform with lateral lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. Illustrated and described in: Carriage Clocks - Their history & development by Charles Allix, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1974, p. 222, 223.

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(*) J. Soldano à Paris & Genève, Movement No. 310 1148, Height 150 mm, circa 1890

Lot 197: (*) J. Soldano à Paris & Genève, Movement No. 310 1148, Height 150 mm, circa 1890

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Description: A very fine quarter repeating carriage clock with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm Case: brass, gilt, moulded, Gorge case, facet glazed on all sides, waved handle on top, bracket feet, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, florally painted, engine-turned gilt mask, radial Roman hours, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued spade hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, lever for choosing between Grande or Petite Sonnerie and Silence, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. Soldano Soldano had workshops in Paris and Geneva. He won several bronze medals at the universal exhibitions in 1855 and 1878; amongst other destinations Soldano exported his clocks to England, where they were sold under the name of the vendor.

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(*) Drocourt, Paris / John Walker, 57 Cornhill, London, Movement No. 16040, Height 140 mm, circa 1880

Lot 198: (*) Drocourt, Paris / John Walker, 57 Cornhill, London, Movement No. 16040, Height 140 mm, circa 1880

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Description: A decorative hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike Case: brass, gilt, lavishly florally hand-engraved, Gorge case, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, handle with fluted middle part, bracket feet, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, florally engraved gilt mask, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, numbered, signed, gilt, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 gong, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 2 barrels, platform with lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. The Manufacture Drocourt The Manufacture Drocourt is a French watch factory in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont specializing in carriage clocks. The company had branches in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and in the Rue de Limoges. The proprietors Pierre and Alfred Drocourt produced high quality ornamental carriage clocks and received numerous awards and medals at the exhibitions in Paris. Around 1870 Pierre Drocourts son Alfred took over the business. He also used the "blanc-roulants" (ebauches) by Henri Lemaille. The Drocourt clocks usually carry the initials "DC" and the model of a carriage clock in an oval as a stamp on the plate. There are, however, also "secret" signatures on the inside of the plate, reading "Drocourt Paris". Among other destinations Drocourt exported his clocks to England, where they were sold under the name of the vendor. Other renowned companies like Henri Capt in Geneva, Le Roy et Fils in Paris and J. E. Caldwell in Philadelphia, USA also bought clocks from Drocourt. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Manufacture_Drocourt, as of 02/27/2012

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(*) E. J. Dent

Lot 199: (*) E. J. Dent "Watchmaker to the Queen", 33 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London, Movement No. 4295, Height 130 mm, circa 1890

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Description: A very fine carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike Case: brass, gilt, lavishly florally hand-engraved, facet glazed on all sides, handle with fluted middle part. Dial: enamel, florally engraved gilt mask, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, numbered, signed, gilt, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 2 barrels, platform with lever escapement, monometallic screw balance. Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 303-323.

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(*) Paul Garnier, Hor. du Roi, Paris, Case No. 4790, height 160 mm, circa 1840

Lot 200: (*) Paul Garnier, Hor. du Roi, Paris, Case No. 4790, height 160 mm, circa 1840

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Description: A rare hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike, alarm and "Garnier" escapement - a development of the "Debaufre" and the "Sully" escapement Case: gilt brass case, polished, moulded base and cornice, facet glazed on four sides, waved handle on top, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, blued trefoil-shaped hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 2 hammers / 1 bell, 8-day power reserve, solid movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, Garnier escapement, three-arm brass balance, blued balance spring. Illustrated and described in: Carriage Clocks - Their history & development by Charles Allix, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1974, p. 63. Lit.: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 41-68. Paul Jean Garnier Paris (1801 - 1869) He was a student of Antide Janvier and still today an important watch and clock maker and owner of different patents, e.g for escapements and other watch systems. In 1825 he founded his own shop for clocks and watches, which is pursued until today. In 1916 his son Paul bequeathed his excellent watch and clock collection to the Louvre.

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(*) Paul Garnier, Hor. du Roi, Paris, Movement No. 2740, Case No. 2740, height 145 mm, circa 1830

Lot 201: (*) Paul Garnier, Hor. du Roi, Paris, Movement No. 2740, Case No. 2740, height 145 mm, circa 1830

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Description: A rare carriage clock with "Garnier" escapement - a development of the "Debaufre" and the "Sully" escapement Case: brass, gilt, tiered, moulded base, facet glazed on four sides, baluster-shaped handle on top. Dial: enamel, blue radial Roman hours, blued trefoil-shaped hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, numbered, signed, gilt, keywind, 8-day power reserve, rounded movement pillars, 1 barrel for going train, Garnier escapement, three-arm brass balance, blued balance spring. Paul Jean Garnier Paris (1801 - 1869) He was a student of Antide Janvier and still today an important watch and clock maker and owner of different patents, e.g for escapements and other watch systems. In 1825 he founded his own shop for clocks and watches, which is pursued until today. In 1916 his son Paul bequeathed his excellent watch and clock collection to the Louvre. Lit.: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 41-68.

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