AUCTION : 0519

Lots 683 - 709: Carriage, Desk & Travel Clocks

Lot#: 683

DESCRIPTION: Austria, an unusual, large grand sonnerie striking coach watch with alarm, the ebonized hardwood case with chamfered edges, concave recess surrounding the dial, and with neo-classical, foliate ornament rendered in dark green with gilt accents, the top with gilt pendant, and foliate ornamented, gilt bow terminating in swan's heads, gilt roman numeral dial with sunk, engine turned center, blued steel hands, polished steel alarm hand, round, 30 hour, four train movement with verge escapement, sounding Viennese quarters on a pair of blued steel gongs, and repeating the last hour and quarter on demand
CONDITION: case with wear, losses to painted ornament and gilding, mounts dirty, screws attaching bezel and case back replaced, bezel and glass good, dial with losses to numerals, hands now painted black, minute hand with bends, strike / silent lever binding, movement with staining and tarnish, running, striking and repeating, although the springs and levers need adjustment in order to function reliably as the trains do not always release in passing, hour gathering pallet a poor quality replacement, one hammer with poor quality repair, some components with minor marring from use of incorrect tools and techniques, quarters need to be corrected so that they sound at the appropriate quarters, restorable in the hands of a competent watch or clock maker
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $650
CIRCA: 1820
DIMENSIONS: 6in x 6in x 1.75in

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Lot#: 684

DESCRIPTION: Rene Lalique Paris, for ATO, Paris, a "Moineaux" shelf or table clock, the domed, frosted, transparent glass case with pairs of bas- relief sparrows flanking the dial, and with foliate background, brass bezel with convex glass, arabic numeral white painted dial with pierced spade hands, brass battery powered ATO movement with quarter seconds pendulum, with newer battery holder, and ac cord wired to two small interior lamps, illuminating the clock
CONDITION: case with small chips at lower left, larger chips at rear left, flake at lower right, bezel with tarnish, dial flaking badly, hands good, movement complete, condition of circuitry unknown
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1925
DIMENSIONS: 6.125in x 8.5in x 3in

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Lot#: 685

DESCRIPTION: France, a gilt bronze and cut glass desk timepiece, egg and dart molded plinth with rectangular, diamond pattern, cut, colorless glass pedestal, supporting a gilt, acanthus ornamented cradle, holding the round, diamond cut timepiece case, gilt bezel, roman numeral gilt dial with blued steel Breguet style hands, and 30 hour, full plate verge fusee watch movement signed Thomas Langlois, a Paris
CONDITION: castings with minor discoloration and tarnish, gilding with losses, bezel with plastic crystal, dial with minor scratches and discoloration, movement with minor tarnish, good balance, will tick briefly, needs service
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $275

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Lot#: 686

DESCRIPTION: Henry Marc, Paris, France, four dial desk clock, 8 day, time only, spring driven oval movement with lever escapement and Blumberg's Patent in a miniature, street clock form case, the four roman numeral white enamel dials signed "H'ry Marc" with blued steel Breguet hands.
CONDITION: the black case has some small nicks and scrapes commensurate with the age of the clock. Several counter frame moldings and one bottom molding have come loose and are included. All porcelain dials and beveled glasses are perfect and with original hands. The well made movement is accessed by removing a fitted brass cover in the base. Original stamped brass cartouche attached to the base indicates patent information for this design, in the name of "Blumberg & Co. / Paris & London."
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 18 in x 7in x 7in

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Lot#: 687

DESCRIPTION: P.M. Favre / Bulle Clock Co., France, "The Cube" electromagnetic shelf clock, the stepped, ebonized wooden base supporting a colorless glass cube signed "P.M. Favre France", five of the surfaces with alternating transparent and frosted, concentric squares, and the front with transparent arabic numerals on a frosted ground, surrounding concentric squares as on the other surfaces, black painted hands, and nickel plated, battery powered Bulle movement
CONDITION: dirty, glass without damage, base with a few tiny flakes to surface, hands good, movement complete, condition of circuitry unknown
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $425
CIRCA: 1930
DIMENSIONS: 6.5in x 6in x 5.25in

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Lot#: 688

DESCRIPTION: Adamastor, Switzerland, paperweight desk clock, 8 day, time only, pin set movement with visible lever escapement in a 2.5 inch spherical glass case, fancy polychrome enamel dial with arabic numerals on green circles and red numerals for 24 hour time, blued steel hands.
CONDITION: The glasses are nearly perfect with a minor chip to the bottom of the front glass that is only noticeable upon careful examination. Dial is very good. The back plate is elaborately decorated with awards for 1906 and 1910 exhibitions.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1915
DIMENSIONS: 3.5in x 2.5in x 2.5in

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Lot#: 689

DESCRIPTION: Farcot et Cie., Paris, France, pendule veilleuse or night-light clock, 30 hour, time only, spring driven pendulum movement with single fixed steel hand and rotating dial made of clear frosted glass with red roman numerals, polished gray marble base with turned brass supports.
CONDITION: the stone base and brass stand are in very good condition. The dial is broken. Arrow pointer is original. Movement ticks when wound with integrated key. The top of the brass case is stamped with the Farcot trademark with anchor, shield, and star. An uncommon piece from E. Farcot, holder of 16 French patents related to horology.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
CIRCA: 1870
DIMENSIONS: 9.5in x 5in x 4in

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Lot#: 690

DESCRIPTION: France, for Charles Frodsham, London, a gilt bronze break arch mantel clock, the stepped, molded base on compressed ball feet, the sides with beveled glasses, bezel with laurel ornament and top with foliate ornamented handle, roman numeral white enamel dial, fancy pierced and engraved gilt hands, 8 day, two train movement counting the hours on a gong, and with the mark of Ad. Mougin
CONDITION: case with a few remnants of gilding, minor tarnish and staining from handling, glasses good, rear door catch missing, dial with a few small chips at winding arbors, hands good, movement ticks, striking very gummy and currently not functional
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $400
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 11.5in x 8in x 5.75in

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Lot#: 691

DESCRIPTION: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Switzerland, skeleton desk clock, 8 day, time only, spring driven 16 jewel ladder-style movement in a cast clear acrylic case on a stepped lacquered brass base, clean dial with gilt hour markers, gilt hands with white tips.
CONDITION: very often we see these with the lucite cracked or badly scratched, while this one is very good, with only the finest of scratches.Please note: this clock winds by turning the knob counter-clockwise. The base is stamped "318" on the bottom. This particular clock as an engraved dedication plaque which reads "William S. Smock / 25 / Crown Zellerbach Corporation / 1953". Crown Zellerbach was an American pulp and paper conglomerate based in San Francisco, California.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $650
CIRCA: 1953
DIMENSIONS: 8in x 7.25in x 2in

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Lot#: 692

DESCRIPTION: Various makers, for Howell, James & Co., London, a signed Wedgwood blue jasper ware desk clock with original case, the scent bottle form, easel backed, gilt mounted ceramic case with applied guilloche, Vitruvian wave, and half round bead sprigs, spherical neck with floral sprigs, and gilt " stopper", roman numeral, engraved dead silvered dial, blued steel fleur de lis hands, 15 jewel, 30 hour Swiss key wind and set lever watch movement engraved "Wm. Batty, 90 Regent Street, London", contained in a fitted, silk and velvet lined, gilt stamped, blue morocco case, also with easel back
CONDITION: outer case with minor scuffs and scratches, lining with wear and minor staining, clock case with repaired break at base of neck, and hairline on front, gilding on mounts good, dial and hands good, movement running, key replaced
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $250
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 6.5in x 5.5in x 1.75in

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Lot#: 693

DESCRIPTION: American Waltham Watch Co.,Waltham, Mass., night clock with travel case, watch movement with lever escapement, signed arabic numeral milk glass dial with gold painted steel hands, gilt bezel and gas jet mounting bracket for night illumination, with leather clad, velvet lined wooden case
CONDITION: good overall condition, running but may need service, dial faded, gilding with minor wear, leather cover on box top torn, and with minor loss, lining worn
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $175
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 6in x 6in x 2in

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Lot#: 694

DESCRIPTION: Jules Dejardin, Paris, France, carriage clock, 8 day, time and petite sonnerie strike with repeat and alarm, spring driven jeweled lever escapement in a glazed gilt and silvered brass Anglaise Riche cased with stepped, molded base, the corners with Corinthian columns, supporting a stepped cornice and hinged handle, matte silver dial mask, roman numeral white enamel dial with small subsidiary dial for the alarm, blued steel hands.
CONDITION: impressive case style with some elements in polished brass, others in oxidized silver, and some in gold plate. A selector in the base allows your choice of silent or quarters. Original silvered platform is intact. Enamel dials are excellent. There is some very slight oxidation to the finish. The hands on the main dial do not match. The rear plate bears the "JD" and centrifugal governor trademark of Dejardin.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $1600
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 8in x 4in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 695

DESCRIPTION: England, a very decorative hour repeating carriage clock with unusual balance, the gilt case with tapered, knurled feet, rectangular base with foliate engraved reserves and plain borders, the front and top also with engraving matching the base, straight line engine turned sides,and back with shuttered winding and setting apertures, case top with engraved cornice, fixed carrying handle, repeat button, and round viewing aperture displaying the three arm, rimless balance, each arm with a polished steel disc at the end, roman numeral gilt dial with engraved center, blued steel hands, one day brass movement striking the hours on a gong, passing strike on the half hour on a second gong, and repeating the last hour on demand
CONDITION: case good, and with minimal wear to gilding, dial with minor losses to numerals, minute hand replaced, movement ticks, strikes, and repeats, strike train does not lock reliably, service recommended
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $1700
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 5.25in x 3.375in x 2.5in

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Lot#: 696

DESCRIPTION: Charles Hour, Paris, France, for Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, carriage clock, 8 day, time and grand sonnerie strike with alarm and repeat, spring driven jeweled lever escapement in a Corniche case with beveled glasses, arabic numeral white enamel dial, and blued steel hands.
CONDITION: case with brightly polished brass. Excellent porcelain dial reads "Tiffany & Co." and "FRANCE". All five beveled glasses are intact. The original lever platform is ticking well. Hours and quarters all sound correctly and the top repeat button responds correctly as well. Three-position strike selector switch on the bottom of the case. Movement signed "Ch. Hour, France" and "19887". A well made French carriage clock
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800
PRICE SOLD: $1000
CIRCA: 1895
DIMENSIONS: 6in x 3in x 3in

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Lot#: 697

DESCRIPTION: Drocourt, for Henry Capt, Geneva, a decorative, hour repeating carriage clock with alarm and travel case, the gilt, engraved gorge case with three beveled glasses, the sides with panels decorated with full length portraits of young women, each with a narrow blue, gilt accented border, the signed, roman numeral dial with blue sky, clouds, and border matching the sides, the lower corners with flowers and foliage flanking the alarm chapter, blued steel spade and whip hands, 8 day, three train movement with lever platform, striking the hour and half hour on a gong, the back plate with Drocourt's mark, in an associated, velvet lined, leather covered travel case, with key, serial #22247
CONDITION: case dirty, retains much of it's gilding, glasses good, side panels with minor losses to gilding, repeat button replaced, dial and hands good, movement oily and dirty, running, striking and repeating correctly, alarm functional, movement would benefit from service, travel case with wear and losses, glass missing, lid lining with tears, lid will not close completely with clock inside
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $2200
DIMENSIONS: 6.5in x 3.25in x 3in

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Lot#: 698

DESCRIPTION: Possibly by Couaillet family, Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, carriage clock, 8 day, time and grande sonnerie strike with repeat and alarm, spring driven movement with jeweled lever escapement in a glazed Cannelee case, gilt matte dial mask, gilt dial with roman numerals and cast dial center with small subsidiary dial for the alarm, blued steel hands.
CONDITION: This case has been brightly polished and re-gilded. Original silvered platform is intact. There is a selector switch in the base for Grand Sonnerie, Petite Sonnerie, or Silence. The original gilt dial with wear to some of the painted numerals. Strikes hours and quarters. The clock is running a the time of our brief test.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $1500
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 7.25 in x 3.75in x 3.25in

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Lot#: 699

DESCRIPTION: Frederic L'Epée & Cie., France, carriage clock, 8 day, time and strike with repeat, alarm, moon phase, and calendar functions, spring driven jeweled lever escapement in a glazed Anglaise rich style case with stepped base, Corinthian columns on the corners supporting a molded cornice, engraved gold dial surround, roman numeral white enamel dial with three smaller subsidiary dials, blued steel Breguet hands.
CONDITION: the clock is in very nice condition. Original platform is intact and it ticks and strikes. L'Epée was founded in 1839, however this re-issue was made around 1980 at a time of renewed interest in carriage clocks. The three small dials below the main one are for days of the week, alarm, and date. A Halifax style rolling moon turns above the 6:00 on the dial.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1200
CIRCA: 1980
DIMENSIONS: 8in x 4in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 700

DESCRIPTION: France, for J. E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia, Penn., carriage clock, 8 day, time and strike with repeat, spring driven movement with lever escapement in an oval variant case with curved side glasses, molded base, beaded molding on the corners, arabic numeral white enamel dial with blued steel distaff hands.
CONDITION: this clock was restored around 20 years ago, and the protective lacquer has oxidized slightly. The signed enamel dial is good. The ampersand portion of the Caldwell company name has faded on the dial. All of the beveled glasses are good. The platform is original and intact. The clock ticks and strikes when prompted. A hard to find model in good condition.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $325
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 7.25in x 4.5in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 701

DESCRIPTION: Matthew Norman, London, modern carriage clock, 8 day, time and strike with repeat, spring driven movement with jeweled lever escapement in a glazed, Anglaise riche variant case with stepped base below a fluted band, the corners with fluted columns supporting an entablature echoing the base with a simple molded cornice, the top with folding Anglaise variant handle, roman numeral white enamel dial with blued steel Breguet hands.
CONDITION: this clock is in excellent condition as one might expect of one that is approximately 40 years old. The case has a bright finish and the signed dial is perfect. High quality Swiss-made movement is in good running order.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $425
CIRCA: 1975
DIMENSIONS: 7.5 in x 4in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 702

DESCRIPTION: France, hour repeating carriage clock with alarm, Anglaise variant case with molded top and base, each with a narrow fluted band, and with folding carrying handle, arabic numeral white enamel dial with blued steel hands, matte gilt fretted and engraved mask, featuring foliage and birds, and backed with a polished gilt plate, the sides also with fretted, gilt panels matching the mask, 8 day, three train movement with lever platform, striking the hours in passing, and repeating the last hour on demand, the strike and alarm sounding on separate gongs
CONDITION: case with heavy tarnish, a few traces of the original gilding in recessed areas, right side glass with unpolished bevel, front glass replaced, dial good, hands with a few specks of oxide, masks and backing plates good, runs and strikes, star wheel advancing at 3 minutes past the hour, so will need adjustment, striking currently one hour behind, alarm functional, movement oily, gongs with spots of oxide
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $550

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Lot#: 703

DESCRIPTION: France, for Edward & Sons, Glasgow, hour repeating carriage clock with leather travel case, gilt, Anglaise case with five beveled glasses, signed, roman numeral white enamel dial, blued steel Breguet style hands, two train movement with lever platform, sounding the hours and half hour on a gong, and repeating the last hour on demand, contained in a velvet lined, leather covered travel case, with key
CONDITION: case with polish residue, tarnish and minor staining, right side glass with small chip, lower right, rear glass with small chip, upper right, dial and hands very good, movement polished, striking and repeating correctly, not running, good balance staff, needs service, box very good, with minor wear, handle with splits
ESTIMATE: $350 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $300
DIMENSIONS: 6.25in x 4.5in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 704

DESCRIPTION: F. Erlenwein, Vienna, Austria, diminutive carriage clock, 30 hour, time only with repeat, spring driven watch movement with simple balance in a gilt case with molded base and cornice, roman numeral white enamel dial, and pierced brass hands.
CONDITION: The white enamel dial is signed "F. Erlenwein / IN WEIN". It has been repaired between the center arbor and winding arbor holes. The case retains much of its gilding. The clock has its original watch movement probably with a cylinder escapement. The time train is not currently running, probably because the cap jewel is quite loose. At least one of the two cap jewel screws is incorrect. Mistreated screw heads are evident from the back plate. The plunger style quarter repeat works well. The hands vibrated off the clock in transit, but are included with the lot.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $475
CIRCA: 1800
DIMENSIONS: 5in x 3in x 1.75in

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Lot#: 705

DESCRIPTION: France, an hour repeating carriage clock with champleve enamel case, the polychrome foliate ornament executed on a turquoise ground, top and base with simple moldings, top with ornate carrying handle, roman numeral white enamel dial, 8 day, two train movement with lever platform, striking and repeating on a gong
CONDITION: enamel with minor losses, left side glass with chip at lower left, door pull replaced, cover plate on case bottom lacking screw, dial with significant losses to enamel, upper left and right, hands missing, movement very dirty and with strong whale oil odor, runs, strikes and repeats, needs service
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $1000
DIMENSIONS: 6.25in x 3.25in x 2.75in

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Lot#: 706

DESCRIPTION: France, carriage clock, 8 day, time and quarter strike with repeat and alarm, spring driven movement with lever escapement in an brass Anglaise case with stepped and molded base, glazed on five sides with beveled glass, arabic numeral white enamel dial, blued steel hands.
CONDITION: the gilding is now absent from the case which has been polished and lacquered. Cream-colored porcelain dial is excellent. There is a selector switch for strike / silent in the base. The movement tries to strike when prompted, but the mainspring is broken or unhooked from the barrel. The balance is gummed up, so the movement will need cleaning.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 7.25in x 3.75in x 3.25in

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Lot#: 707

DESCRIPTION: France, carriage clock, 8 day, time only, spring driven movement with lever platform escapement in an pillared case with pierced base and cornice molding, the corners with fluted columns with turned capitals and bases, and the top with carrying handle, arabic numeral white enamel chapter surrounded by pierced gilt floral mask, blued steel spade hands, all in a velvet lined leather case
CONDITION: brass case with some tarnish, enamel dial good, hands excellent. chips to edge of beveled glass over platform, movement dirty, running, carrying case missing strap.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 6.75in x 3.25in x 2.75in

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Lot#: 708

DESCRIPTION: Holingue Freres, St. Nicolas d'Aliermont, for Moser, a Paris, an early repeating carriage clock, the gilt, one piece case with five beveled glasses and top with decorative, folding handle, roman numeral white enamel dial with subsidiary arabic alarm chapter, blued steel trefoil hands, three train brass movement with cylinder platform, striking on a bell, repeating the last hour on demand, and signed "Moser a Paris", the front plate with the initials "H.L." and the number 4999, back plate numbered 5214
CONDITION: gilding worn, exposed surfaces with tarnish, right side glass with chip at upper left, dial with hairlines and minor loss at top, hands replaced, movement very oily, runs, strikes, and repeats correctly, alarm functional, mainspring broken, platform tarnished, would benefit from service
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $400
CIRCA: 1850
DIMENSIONS: 6.25in x 3.25in x 3in

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Lot#: 709

DESCRIPTION: Clocks- 3 (Three), all carriage clocks, the first a miniature timepiece, brass case with polychrome porcelain panels at front and sides depicting figures in landscapes, roman numeral white enamel dial with blued steel hands, the next a small oval timepiece with alarm, brass case with beveled glass panels, arabic numeral white enamel dial with blued steel hands, two train movement with cylinder platform, and the last with brass case, bevelled glasses, roman numeral white enamel dial, blued steel hands, and single train movement with lever platform, with its leather covered travel case and key
CONDITION: miniature with tarnish, losses and hairlines in enamels, running, the oval with chipped glasses and dial, running, alarm functional, and the last with tarnish, dial with hairline, running, travel case with wear and staining, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $325

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