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watch the clock run and strike

A small Swiss Louis XVI ebonised quarter striking bracket clock, DuComun, circa 1780


The dial

The 16-cm enamel convex dial has Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the five minute marking. The center is signed A-me Du Comun Chaux de Fond and the blued steel hands are well made.

The movement

The movement is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It is regulated by verge escapement in combination with a silk suspended pendulum. On the back plate it s signed Aime Du Comun Chaux de Fond. The clock strikes the quarters on two bells by means of rack striking.

The case

The ebonised wooden case has a cushion top surmounted by three ormolu tulip shaped finials. There are glass panels to the sides and door which has a gilt bronze mounts with plants. The whole is placed on a ogee shaped wall bracket.


(Height) 64 cm (Width) 25 cm (Depth) 12.5 cm
(Height) 25.2 in (Width) 9.8 in (Depth) 4.9 in


€ 12.500


Aime Du Comun Chaux de Fond

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