Auguste Louis Berthoud à Paris, Height 270 mm, circa 1860
An important table clock with pivoted detent escapement, half hour / hour self strike, constant force "remontoire d'égalité", moon phase and power reserve indicator Case: walnut, four gilt disc feet, base with gilt palm frieze, facet glazed front and top. Dial: gilt, engine-turned, eccentric silvered hour dial with engine-turning and inlaid Roman numerals, sector for 8 day power reserve indicator, silvered seconds dial at "12" with blued moon phase disc and moon age, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 gong, going train with maintaining power, 2 barrels, chronometer balance with 2 weights, platform with pivoted detent escapement.
A similar clock is illustrated in: Carriage Clocks - Their history & development by Charles Allix, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1974, pp. 112-113, plates V/12 - V/13.
The highly talented Auguste Louis Berthoud was a grandson of famous maker Louis Berthoud.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 €
Price Realised 12,400 €
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