AUCTION : 0519

Lot#: 260

DESCRIPTION: France, probably Eugène Farcot, Paris, swinging doll clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement, chaff-cutter escapement with two escape wheels in an alabaster case with cast metal ornament and urn finial, roman numeral white enamel chapter ring with blued steel Breguet style hands, and cast putto figure pendulum swinging front-to-back, all under a large glass dome
CONDITION: small edge chips to alabaster case, one large loss to top of upper left of case, much of the original gilding remains on cast metal pieces, enamel dial is good, plain dial center is tarnished, urn finial is loose, bell is absent, movement is loose in case, movement will need to be serviced, old glass dome, new wood base. The movement is stamped with serial number 63506, "Echappement Brevet", a trademark featuring a bird with double-ended arrow, and "FOT" which was used to indicate "Farcot". This is an unusually nice model of this type of swinging doll clock that needs only a little attention.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $950
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 22in x 17in x 9in

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