Fri, 7th Jan 2022 14:00

The Fine Clock Sale

 
  Lot 84
 

84

CLAUDIUS DU CHESNE, LONDON A FINE EARLY 18TH CENTURY EBONISED MOONPHASE BRACKET CLOCK

CLAUDIUS DU CHESNE, LONDON A FINE EARLY 18TH CENTURY EBONISED MOONPHASE BRACKET CLOCK with inverted bell top pediment and engraved pierced sound frets with matching frets to the sides, brass moulded arched glazed door flanked by brass fluted ebonised columns on a large brass-bound moulded plinth base raised on turned brass feet.The 8" arched brass dial with unusual gilt winged Old Father Time spandrels and Roman chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with applied ringed winding holes, dummy pendulum and calendar apertures; the fine scroll engraved arch enclosing three subsidiary dials for days, months and regulation, the centre with penny moon phase fronting an eight-day double fusee movement with fully engraved backplate, rise and fall verge escapement, striking the hours on a bell and pull repeating the quarters on a nest of 6 bells

69.5cm high

Claudius du Chesne came to London from Paris circa 1690 and was Free of the Clockmakers' Company from 1693 to 1730. He was a well-respected maker who made a number of complicated astronomical and musical clocks. His work is always of an extremely high standard.

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Estimated at £15,000 - £25,000


 

CLAUDIUS DU CHESNE, LONDON A FINE EARLY 18TH CENTURY EBONISED MOONPHASE BRACKET CLOCK with inverted bell top pediment and engraved pierced sound frets with matching frets to the sides, brass moulded arched glazed door flanked by brass fluted ebonised columns on a large brass-bound moulded plinth base raised on turned brass feet.The 8" arched brass dial with unusual gilt winged Old Father Time spandrels and Roman chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with applied ringed winding holes, dummy pendulum and calendar apertures; the fine scroll engraved arch enclosing three subsidiary dials for days, months and regulation, the centre with penny moon phase fronting an eight-day double fusee movement with fully engraved backplate, rise and fall verge escapement, striking the hours on a bell and pull repeating the quarters on a nest of 6 bells

69.5cm high

Claudius du Chesne came to London from Paris circa 1690 and was Free of the Clockmakers' Company from 1693 to 1730. He was a well-respected maker who made a number of complicated astronomical and musical clocks. His work is always of an extremely high standard.

Auction: The Fine Clock Sale, Fri, 7th Jan 2022

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