Large French Repeater Stunning Large French brass carriage clock with alarm, and one-hour repeat, with Corniche style case, in fine condition. If paying by check, you must establish credit at least three 3 business days prior to the auction. This allowed one to get the time in the dead of night without having to fumble around for a candle. We shall not be liable in any way for such a difference. The is most commonly a rectangular, box-like shape made of brass and sometimes gilded, with four corner pillars, with glass, brass, or porcelain sides. Is it supposed to go on just like on an ordinary carriage clock? The glass is original, thick and bevelled, just one tiny shallow nick to a corner of the rear glass, very difficult to see. Old and Sold Antique Marketplace.
It is not working, The hands turn knob is missing. During the first quarter, the hammer lockout rises to a level between the position for striking the hours and the position for striking the quarters. Description: 1 Hour Repeater Carriage Clock with Music Box. We strongly recommend landlines, as to date, they are more reliable than cellular phones. If you fax your absentee bids, please call us to confirm receipt. The owner of a repeater watch can ask a watchmaker to change the pace, making it faster or slower. All absentee bidder names and bids are held in strictest confidence, disclosed only in the event of a question after the sale.
General: All information in the Catalog concerning: age, authenticity, genuineness, quantity, period, culture, source, or origin is warranted for a period of thirty 30 days from the date of sale by Fontaine's Auction Gallery, except as excluded below. The move-ment is not signed, but is very clean. Around 1820 French watchmaker invented a reliable 'all-or-nothing' mechanism that prevented this, making watch repeaters considerably more reliable and popular. We will work with any shipper of your choosing. A compilation of repeaters and clock watches found in auction catalogs over the years. For any other questions please contact us at: Fontaine's Auction Gallery 1485 W. This is not a commercial catalog.
The glass is all perfect. Inside the numbers circle is a bold inner ring line also typical of Jacot. M this is perhaps not so easy to follow in writing. Absentee bids are requested no later than 6:00 p. The hammer blocking bar ends up in the middle position. An audiophile comparison between 8 modern minute repeaters. Fontaine's Auction Gallery will have no responsibility with regard to these matters.
Les Heures Musicales, Audemars Piguet edition. About 18,000 were made in the U. The round porcelain dial is perfect, has the correct hands and the dial surround is the highly sought after brass with embossing. Quality spring driven French brass movement signed Soldano, has a platform lever escapement with good balance wheel, blued coiled gong for half hour strike and alarm, has a 1 hour repeater mechanism. Has the period key though I can't tell if this is original.
The mechanism uses 2 chimes of different tones. Excellent overall condition, running, striking, no damage to case. The brass case has a fancy handle with reeded columns on the corners and beveled glass on the side and top exposing the escapement. The Book 2 has not been released yet. It is a high quality large carriage clock which is superbly ornate with beautiful Art Nouveau embossed designs. This warranty extends to only the original buyer of record that is, the registered bidder.
Each lot in this catalog is offered for sale subject to the terms set out below, as changed or supplemented by provisions a written in other places within these Terms of Sale, b in written supplements to this Catalog or other materials prepared by us and c as stated by the auctioneer or posted in writing at the auction, prior to a bid being accepted for a lot. Payment, Collection, and Shipping Responsibilities of Purchaser: Purchaser Obligations: On the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, title to the property immediately transfers to the successful bidder who, in turn, becomes the purchaser of the Property. This limited right of rescission is available only to the original purchaser and may not be relied upon by any heir, agent, transferee, assign, or other third party or assigned to any subsequent transferee of the Property which gives rise to the claim. Excellent overall condition, running, striking, no damage to case. Brass case has corner columns, beveled glass on 4 sides and the top, escapement exposed through the top, and repeater button. Plates and dial signed to inside surfaces by Jacot circa 1880 with the Jacot arrow and script on the backplate. Retailer's name and alarm numbers are faded.
A very stunning antique fancy French carriage clock. Purchaser acknowledges and expressly agrees that the provisions of the paragraph state the sole and exclusive remedy available to a purchaser in the event of nonconformity in Property purchased. There is minor roughness to the brass case. This is where things go wrong. A repeater is a in a or that chimes the hours and often minutes at the press of a button. The movementis running, striking half hours and hours, and repeats the hours when the button on top is pressed.
Wristwatches Pocket watches Antique clocks Wall clocks Mantle clocks Cuckoo clocks Grandfather clocks Pocket watches Cuckoo clocks Hadley-Roma bands Howard Miller clocks Mallard watches Novelty clocks Vintage watches Remember to maintain your clock. Regulation should be done daily till the timekeeping is close enough that a minor resetting is necessary when you perform the weekly winding. Bidders who bid from off site and are not present at the live auction or preview understand and acknowledge that they may not be able to inspect an item as well as if they examined it in person. Has minor damage to enamel on dial around alarm hand arbour. The best kind of repeating clocks were expensive to make; a separate train of wheels had to be added to the striking mechanism, to activate it one pulled a cord whereupon it would strike the hours and quarters, or even the hours and five-minute divisions five minutes repeating.
If you feel a binding in the setting operation, do not use force. If you are unsure of where you or your agent will be during the sale, we recommend you leave absentee bids. All associated charges will be added to the total invoice and must be paid in full before the property will be released. I notice that there are many variations in these petite sonneries. Qualifying to Bid: If you are not known to us, you may be asked to furnish identification, a valid credit card number, and possibly, credit references. No other damage to dial although it has some fading.