Lot No. 165 (94th Auction)
Jean-Etienne Noblet à Auxerre, 500 mm, circa 1810

An important Empire clock with rare Coupe Perdu escapement, remontoir, date and day indicator, moon phase and two thermometers - 14 day power reserve
Case: bronze, firegilt. Dial: enamel. Movm.: brass, compensation grid-iron pendulum with knife edge suspension.

A precision pendulum clock with two striking features: a very rare and unusual coupe perdu escapement and a weight-driven remontoire. This small secondary source of power is an extra source of accuracy, because the movement is not directly driven by the barrel but by a weight that is raised 3mm by the spring, every 52 seconds.
The clock has a sun pendulum that is in exquisite condition; it is decorated with columns and vases and an armillary sphere sits at its very top.
Jean-Etienne Noblet (1766-1817) is mentioned for example as the maker of the movement of the astronomical clock at the cathedral in Auxerre dating from 1810.
Estimate  17,000 - 19,000 €
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