Mentink & Roest

‘KEYHOLE’ SKELETON MANTEL CLOCK WITH REMONTOIR

description

Circa 1830
France
Height 44 cm
Width 22.5 cm
Depth 8.5 cm.

Detail Description

‘KEYHOLE’ SKELETON MANTEL CLOCK WITH REMONTOIR
Circa 1830
France

Movement
This stunning gilt-brass skeleton clock has an eight-day spring-driven movement with going and striking trains. The going train has pin-wheel escapement and a short pendulum with knife-edge suspension. The striking train is regulated by an internal countwheel and indicates the hours fully and the half-hours with a single stroke on a bell, situated below the movement. It is driven by the going train via a remontoir system.

Dial
The annular enamelled dial has an Arabic chapter ring, with Arabic quarter-hour, five-minute and minute divisions. The chapter ring has engine-turned gilt brass rings on both the inside and the outside. The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel Breguet hands.

Case
The gilt-brass ‘keyhole’ skeleton is situated on cone-shaped brass support, which in its turn rests on an oval black-marble base with four gilt-brass bun feet.

Duration 8 days

Height 44 cm
Width 22.5 cm
Depth 8.5 cm.

Literature
– Derek Roberts, Continental and American Skeleton Clocks, West Chester, 1989, p. 90.
– F.B. Royer Collard, Skeleton Clocks, London, 1977, pp. 80-81.

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‘KEYHOLE’ SKELETON MANTEL CLOCK WITH REMONTOIR

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