D.F.D.B. (Daniel-Francois Droz dit Busset), La Chaux-de-Fonds, Movement No. K2314, Height 980 mm, Height of the bracket 440 mm, circa 1780
A splendid Neuchâtel Louis XV bracket clock with quarter hour/hour strike, quarter repeater and a marvellous flute playing musical movement playing eight tunes that activates on the hour and can also be activated manually Case: wood, painted, dark brown surface with stylized drops, gilt bronze mountings and ornaments: volutes, rocailles and acanthus; glazed dial, glazed pendulum aperture with applied gilt bronze music instruments. Lateral sound holes with open work brass grilles, green silk lining. Matching curved bracket. Dial: enamel. Movm.: rectangular brass full plate movement, 2 barrels, 4 hammers / 2 bells, verge escapement, on reverse side fine matted applied rack strike levers, short pendulum. Muscial movement: heavy brass movement with chain/fusee and governor; a brass frame below with wooden pinned barrel and ten tin flutes.
Estimate 16,000 - 25,000 €
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