Henry Courvoisier, La Chaux-de-Fonds/Paris/Geneva, Case No. 13201, 140 mm, 1550 g, circa 1790
A large quarter hour / hour repeating coach clock with quarter hour strike and alarm Case: outer case - covered with tortoiseshell, sound holes, large lateral hinge. Inner case - silver, the edge hand-engraved with foliate decor, case maker's punch mark "AHM". Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee for going train, 2 barrels for alarm and striking train, 3 hammers/1 bell, verge escapement, three-arm steel balance.
The gilt movement of this carriage clock is decorated with delicate engraving and has a large fine adjustment mechanism - it is truly a piece of exquisite beauty. The silver balance clock has a rare elegance and is particularly fascinating with a subtle golden lustre.
Estimate 26,000 - 32,000 €
Price Realised 30,000 €
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