Lot No. 421 (90th Auction)
Haute Azur / Japy Frères, Movement No. 214, Height 450 mm, circa 1840

A rare table clock with half hour / hour strike and musical movement playing six different tunes. This clock comes with a matching box for letters and a paper holder.
Case: wood, lapis lazuli coloured, punched gold flowers, rectangular moulded base housing the musical movement, four disc feet, convex body, waved pediment. Dial: enamel, blue radial Roman numerals, florally chased brass bezel, pierced hands. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, 2 barrels for striking train, 1 hammer / 1 bell, round pillars, locking plate, silk suspended short pendulum. Musical Movement: brass, pin barrel, vibrating blades.

Illustrated and described in: "Die alte Uhr" by Reinhard Meis, vol. 2, Braunschweig 1978, front cover.
Estimate  1,500 - 1,600 €
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