Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction
Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.
Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am
The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH
Auguste Moinau et Rolland Degrege, Paris, a good, two day, weight driven skeleton clock with thermometer, a pair of turned columns flanking the silvered thermometer scale, and supporting the well finished, pierced brass frames enclosing the four wheel train with recoil escapement, the back plate signed by the makers and with serial number 16, roman numeral silvered dial with blued steel Breguet style hands, brass clad weight and counterweights suspended from decorated ring link chain, and wound by pulling a cord, all surmounted by a gilt eagle resting on a silvered sphere, and resting on an oblong, inlaid, rosewood veneered base, and contained within a large glass dome with conforming, velvet lined socle
CONDITION: all brass, excepting the eagle and chain, has been polished and lacquered, thermometer scale with tarnish, dial restored, sphere supporting eagle resilvered, hands with spots of oxide, sheet iron plate on top of rosewood base now painted black, rosewood base with minor splits and repairs, pendulum good, movement running, dome dirty and with scratches, socle refinished and relined. A few examples of this style skeleton clock are known bearing the signature of Simon Willard on the thermometer scale, in addition to having the names of Moinau & Degrege on the back plate. See "The Willard House and Clock Museum and The Willard Family Clockmakers," by Dr. Roger W. Robinson and Herschel B. Burt, pp. 203-204 for illustrations of an example in the Willard House collection.
ESTIMATE: $10000 - $15000
PRICE SOLD: $7000
DIMENSIONS: 25in x 19in x 12in