Phillippe Gebert à Paris, Height 295 mm, circa 1665
An early hour striking pendule religieuse in the Hague tradition, produced shortly after the invention of the pendulum - we know of only one other religieuse clock by Philippe Gebert, which dates from around 1670 Case: wood, ebony-veneered, oval windows to the sides, glazed front, the front door locked on the right side with the winding key, hammer/bell on top of the case. Dial: brass, covered with black velvet, applied gilt chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman numerals, pierced and engraved brass hands, mounted cast "lambrequin" covering an aperture for the controlling of the pendulum. Movm.: rectangular brass movement 110 x 95 mm, signed, large barrel, locking plate, verge escapement, keywind, baluster pillars, cycloidal cheeks, short pendulum with silk string suspension.
Only very little is known about Philippe Gebert; he married Marie Legrand on March 1, 1661 and the couple had three children: Philippe, Marie and Gervais Gebert.
Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 €
Price Realised 4,400 €
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