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Lot No. 239 (95th Auction)
Carl August Weisse, Dresden, 150 x 103 x 70 mm, circa 1820

An important and rare quarter repeating carriage clock with "Grande & Petite Sonnerie" and alarm and original velvet-lined morocco case with gold embossings
Case: firegilt. Dial: silver with chased oak ornaments. Movm.: round brass full plate movement, chain/fusee, 3 hammers, 2 gongs, 1 bell, 3 barrels, rack strike, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance.

The signed high rectangular case has a coral cabochon pusher for the concealed lock. The upper part is flat and decorated with a bud in each corner; two three-dimensional lion heads carry the curved handle, which has a fluted middle part. The bezel is decorated with open-work volute ornamentation. On the back the case is engraved with the equation of time curve as well as months and dates of the equation: quatre anne├ęs cons├ęcutives l'une portant l'autre (for four years running one must carry the other). The sides are engraved with the words: grde & pte Sonnerie.

Carl August Weisse came from a renowned watchmaking family in Dresden, which had already produced several watchmakers to the court. He was the alderman of the watchmaking guild in Dresden. Carl August Weisse died on August 11, 1860. Today a pocket watch by Weisse is held in the collection of the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon" in Dresden.
Source: www.watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Carl_August_Weisse, as of 02/24/2017.
Estimate  3,000 - 7,000 €

Price Realised  6,700 €
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