Robert, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Movement No. 2173, Height 240 mm, circa 1780
A very fine, rare quarter repeating Pendule d'Officier with centre seconds, "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm - with original wooden transport box Case: mahogany, veneered, moulded base and cornice; top with round glazed aperture and engine-turned, gilt bezel; glazed dial with domed glass, engine-turned and gilt bezel, cast handle with dolphin ornament, 4 lion feet, string for repetition. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, centre seconds, blued Breguet hands, blued alarm hand. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, chain/fusee, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, 1 hammer / 1 bell for alarm, finely ground rack strike levers applied on the back side, pivoted detent escapement, brass ring balance.
Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 €
Price Realised 13,700 €
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