Lot 106
  • 106

I•DE•P

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 CHF
Sold
158,500 CHF
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Description

  • AN IMPORTANT,&nbsp;VERY RARE AND SMALL GILT BRASS DRUM CLOCK PROBABLY BLOIS <BR>FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY
• one train movement with steel plates held by steel knop baluster pillars riveted to back plate and pinned to front plate, back plate with two pivoted latches to secure movement within case, pivot holes with brass bushings the great wheel rear pivot hole and the second and contrate wheel holes re-bushed, the four wheel train comprising: brass barrel with ratchet set-up ratchet wheel replaced with a brass one, brass fusee on the steel great wheel, steel strapwork, second wheel replaced with a brass one (the original would most probably have been steel with brass teeth), steel contrate wheel with brass teeth, steel escape wheel with brass teeth, escape wheel held between a potence replaced with a brass one and a steel potence with brass bushing and also with brass tip to hold the balance pivot, steel dumbbell balance replaced, pinned steel balance cock with brass bushing; the great wheel pivot projects through front plate to form two-leaf pinion engaging the hour wheel • the chapter ring made as one piece with case, stamped with Roman numerals I-XII and with touch pins at each numeral and pointed knob at XII, the removable central zone engraved in similar fashion to the case with arabesques and fitted with later steel hand in the style of a 17th century watch hand and underneath with later brass hour wheel • the cylindrical gilt-brass case with mouldings at top and bottom, finely engraved strapwork arabesques and knot possibly a cipher, and with door to view fusee, the friction-fitted lid similarly engraved and with winding hole • inside lid stamped I•DE•P in a rectangular punch

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