AUCTION : 0518


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

Lot#: 219

DESCRIPTION: A. Ecalle, Horloger de la Marine, 93- 94 Palais Royal, Paris, a monumental Belgian slate, gilt bronze mounted, grand sonnerie mantel clock, on gilt, gadrooned feet, the base with incised panels and deep cavetto molding, and hung with a gilt, fruit and foliate festoon, the recessed corners with gilt caryatids supporting the cavetto molded cornice and arch top, the arch with central lion mask and foliate ornament issuing from its mouth, the top with gilt scrolls flanking a stone plinth surmounted by a turned, gadrooned and acanthus ornamented finial, engraved, gilt dial with scrolling foliage, Roman numeral chapter ring and subsidiary sonnerie/silence selector, and with retailers name and address within a blank reserve below the dial, finely cut and finished blued steel hands, and massive three train, quarter striking fusee movement, sounding the quarters and hours on five gongs
CONDITION: dirty, slate with minor flakes and chips, right side of base with crack, right side molding above cavetto with crack, plinth with chips below finial, finial loose, feet loose, front door lower hinge detached from case, upper hinge bent, dial with minor losses to numerals, hands with minor specks of oxide, rear glass with chips and substantial loss at upper right, movement dirty, ticks, strikes, and chimes correctly, pendulum rod replaced. Auguste Ecalle was located at the Palais Royal, Galerie Beaujolais, from 1880- 90. He was known for his work with precision timekeepers and chronometry, and was agent for Dent in Paris.
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 16in x 10in