Lot No. 397 (92nd Auction)
L'Epée, Fondée en 1839, Sainte-Suzanne, France, Height 150 mm, circa 1985

A decorative hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike, calendar and alarm
Case: bronze, partly gilt, "Anglaise" case, profiled base and cornice with surrounding dentil patterns, the corners decorated with finely cast 3/4 columns with profiled bases and Corinthian capitals, handle with fluted middle part, facet glazed on all sides, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, aperture for moon phase and lunar calendar, signed, indications of the day, alarm and date, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, signed, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 gong, solid round movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with lever escapement, monometallic screw balance.

Auguste l’Epée founded L'Epée company on August 1st, 1839 in Saint Suzanne, near Besançon.
Estimate  1,200 - 2,000 €
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