ROBIN, HGER. DU ROI. AN IMPORTANT ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MEAN AND SOLAR TIME MANTLE REGULATOR WITH REMONTOIRE PARIS 1815-1820

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Lot №: 96550
Estimate: $40,000 - 40,000
20 October 2009
Sold price
$77 500

Description

* 5 1/2" enamel dial signed Robin Hlger. du Roi, the outer edge at 6 o'clock signed Dubuisson, two gilt-pierced and engraved brass hands for hours and solar minutes, three blued steel hands for mean time minutes, annual calendar and center seconds, the outer edge calibrated with signs of the zodiac, winding squares concealed by the leaf milled ormolu bezel * Graham-type escapement mounted within the plates, rectangular plated movement with four pillars, spring driven strike train striking bell above, gridiron pendulum pendant with knife edge pendulum bob * rectangular mahogany case with Eboniste maker's signature F. J. Papst, glazed panels with ormolu leaf tip borders and moldings, the dial with an ormolu tasseled drape below
height 19 in (48 cm)