Lot No. 626 (89th Auction)
Nomis Leir (Simon Riel) à Paris, 112 mm, 1034 g, circa 1770

An important, extremely rare coach clock with "Grande Sonnerie", quarter repeating mechanism, alarm and date
Case: silver, "repoussé" case, depiction of a gallant scenery, rear bell, pusher for repetition, case maker's punch mark "CfI", large lateral hinge. Dial: enamel, "en bosse", radial Roman hours, central alarm disc with Arabic numerals, central date ring, pierced gilt hands. Movm.: full plate movement, signed, gilt, chain/fusee, conical movement pillars, 3 florally engraved barrels for striking and alarm train, 4 hammers, verge escapement, three-arm steel balance, engraved, pierced balance bridge.

Simon Riel (1734 - 1811)
Friedbergian watchmaker and father of the famous watchmaker Johann Nepomuk Riel (1775 - 1849), Stadtamhof / Regensburg.
Source: "Meister der Uhrmacherkunst" (masters of watchmaking) by Juergen Abeler, 2nd edition, Wuppertal 2010, p. 461.
Estimate  15,000 - 20,000 €
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