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Lot No. 507 (89th Auction)
Charles Henard & Cie., Paris, / Charles Delagrave, Paris, Height 650 mm, circa 1880

A rare ormolu half hour / hour striking globe clock
Case: the ormolu case with acanthus leaf mounts and laurel and berry mouldings, relief cast cartouche with laurel leaf, globe and cartographic instruments. The terrestrial globe with twelve coloured paper gores and inscribed "GLOBE TERRESTRE/avec le meridien de Paris en noir/et le meridien de Greenwich en bleu/Circonference 0m.72 Echelle 1/55,555,555/Un millimetre pour 10 lieues marines de 5555m./DESSINE PAR PAROQUET/INSTITUTE GEOGRAPHIQUE DE PARIS/CH.DELAGRAVE EDITEUR/15 Rue Soufflot, Paris". The oceans showing warm and cold currents, the Continents showing mountain ranges and with national borders shown, diameter 200 mm; the globe mounted on its axis above a mechanism geared to the clock's going train and above a horizontal glass calendar ring with bevelled edge, within a plain gilt-brass meridian circle. Dial: enamel radial Roman hours, signed, pierced and gilt hands. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, twin barrel, 1 hammer / 1 bell, rack strike, Brocot escapement, short pendulum.
Estimate  6,000 - 8,000 €

Price Realised  11,800 €
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