Lot No. 114 (89th Auction)
L. Vrard & Co., Shanghai/Hankow, Movement No. 227, Height 150 mm, circa 1890

A decorative carriage clock for the Chinese market with half hour / hour self strike, hour repeater and alarm
Case: brass, gilt, polychrome Cloisonné enamel, facet glazed on five sides, button for repeating mechanism, bell for alarm in the base. Dial: enamel, frosted and gilt mask, radial Roman numerals, small enamel chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm, centre seconds, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, Chinese signature, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 bell, baluster movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, finely ground rack strike levers applied on the back side, platform with English lever escapement, screw compensation balance.

Comparable watches are located at the permanent collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, depicted and described in the book "The high quality watches of the Qing dynasty", written by Bailin Qiu and Yianzhing Lu, Unicorn Books Limited Beijing 1995, pages 222 et seq.
Estimate  4,000 - 8,000 €

Price Realised  2,400 €
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