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Monumentaal french table circles tournants table clock with a putto and military attributes, the 2 ears of the vase are designed from 2 serpents. 8-day movement signed: G. Chartier, horloger, Paris.

A similar clock was sold in auction at Drouot in Paris in March 2017 for almost €19.000,-
This clock was unrestored and missing 4 feed.

height 77 cm (30.3
1135
G. Chartier, horloger, Paris
1870-1890

English skeleton clock on white marble basement and under glass dome. Mouvement with fusee. Going for 8 days
1075
1800-1850

Small gilded rotating-circles table clock on red Griotte marble basement, globe with 2 playing putti, 8-day movement.
Founder signature is Henri Plé.

Height 24 cm (9.5
1100
Henri Plé
end 19th century


0010
Johannes van Ceulen
1680-1690


9632
SOLD
Willem Spraakel, fecit tot Haerlem
1665-1670

Pieter Visbach Hague Clock with brass dial plate (37,4 x 20,5 cm), covered with black velvet and turning on hinges, gilt brass skeleton chapter ring, with the even minutes numbered (2 x 60 minutes), with the minute hands revolving once in two hours. Gilt brass hands and gilt brass skeleton signature, signed: Pieter Visbach Haghe.
Only a few Haghe Clocks have this 2 x 60 minuts feature. The book 'Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks' by Dr. R. Plomp  mention three clocks by Pieter Visbagh, one by van Driessen (in the Vehmeyer collectie) and one by Claude Pascal. The Vehmeyer collection (book) describes 49 Haghe Clocks and here is another one by Pieter Visbagh.
Case: Veneered with ebony and red tortoiseshell, 37,4 x 17,0 x 12,5 cm.
Movement: Going and striking trains with four wheels and driven by a single barrel; plates 12,6 x 10,8 cm, back plate signed; Pieter Visbach Fecit Haghae. Striking only the hours, going for 4 days.

Pieter Visbagh (1634-1722) was for 30 years the most prominent watchmaker of the Hague. He was born in this town in 1634 and became apprentice for 6 years of Salomon Coster. In 1652 he left to Middelburg, where he possible worked with Adam Oosterwijck, father of Severijn Oosterwijck. After the sudden death of Salomon Coster in 1659 he came back to The Hague where he took over the house and workshop from the widow of Salomon Coster (Jannetje Hartloop) on the eastside of the Torenstraat, not far from the great church. He took over the apprentice Christiaan Reinaert. Not much later he rented a house in the Wagenstraat/Veerkade and bought it in 1671.
In the following 30 years he became the most prominent clockmaker in the Hague until Johannes van Ceulen became even more famous. Both clockmakers worked for Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) and both were very productive.

In 1688 The Hague Clockmakers Gilde was founded and Pieter Visbagh became first Master.

Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) died in 1722 but he probably stopped working shortly after 1700.
9412
Pieter Visbach Fecit Haghae
1670-1680

The Hague Clock in unusual square case and bearing the makers signature in the 4 spandrels: Pieter Visbagh Fecit Haghae. The movement has one barrel for going and striking train and the free pendulum with cycloïde-bows, invented by Christiaan Huygens. The clock strikes the hour and half-hour full on 2 different bells. The first and third quarter also forced stike on the two bells. The backplate of the movement is also signed Pieter Visbagh Fecit Haghae.
Going for 7 days.
Height: 49cm, wide: 37cm, deep: 15cm.

Pieter Visbagh (1634-1722) was for 30 years the most prominent watchmaker of the Hague. He was born in this town in 1634 and became apprentice for 6 years of Salomon Coster. In 1652 he left to Middelburg, where he possible worked with Adam Oosterwijck, father of Severijn Oosterwijck. After the sudden death of Salomon Coster in 1659 he came back to The Hague where he took over the house and workshop from the widow of Salomon Coster (Jannetje Hartloop) on the eastside of the Torenstraat, not far from the great church. He took over the apprentice Christiaan Reinaert. Not much later he rented a house in the Wagenstraat/Veerkade and bought it in 1671.
In the following 30 years he became the most prominent clockmaker in the Hague until Johannes van Ceulen became even more famous. Both clockmakers worked for Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) and both were very productive.

In 1688 The Hague Clockmakers Gilde was founded and Pieter Visbagh became first Master.

Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) died in 1722 but he probably stopped working shortly after 1700.
9050
Haagse klok Pieter Visbagh Fecit Haghae
ca. 1680

Signed 'Bernardus van der Cloesen, Haghe'. Full striking hour/halfhour on two bells. H=41.5cm, W=30cm, D=13.5cm
1065
SOLD
Bernardus van der Cloesen, Haghe
ca. 1690

Thuret religieuse with 8 day going movement with verge escapement and cycloïde curved cheeks, after the invention of Christiaan Huygens in 1657. Striking on bel. Paerwood veneered case with brass inlaid lines. Brass engraved dialplate and signed cartouche on black velvet. ca 1685
6655
Isaac Thuret, Paris
ca. 1675

Antique fire gilded mantel clock by Le Roy & Fils, movement by Honoré Pons and 'à coup perdu' escapement by 'Auguste Pointaux. Galerie Montpensier, 13-15 Palais-Royal, Paris' and '211 Regent Street, London'.
The escapement is signed on the ancre and on the ancre-bridge by the maker 'Auguste Pointaux'.

Maison Le Roy:
1785  Founders Bazile Le Roy (1731-1804) and his son Bazile-Charles Le Roy (1765-1839) stert 'Galerie de Pierre' no. 60 nearby Palais Royal in Paris.
1815 moving to 'Galerie Montpensier, 13-15 Palais Royal, Paris'
1828: Louis-Charles (-1865) become co-owner and the firmante changes to 'Le Roy et Fils'
Working for Emperor Napoleon, his mother Prinses Pauine and Jérome Bonaparte.
1829 Royal clockmaker for the Duke of Bourbon and the Duke of Chartres.
1835 Louis-Charles becomes Royal clockmaker for the king and the Duke of Orleans.
clockmaker for the navy.
1844 supplier for the Count of Parijs.
1845 The company is sold to employe Georges Casimir Halley des Fontaines (1813-1888) with preservation of the name 'Le Roy & Fils'.
1853 Halley des Fontaines shows interest in the electro-magnetical pendulum.
1855 participation world-exhibition in Parijs.
1856 opening shop in 211 Regent Street, London.
1861 participation exhibition in Londen
1862 participation exhibition in Londen and wins medal.
1866 clockmaker for the Royal Navy, royal clockmaker for Her Majesty the Queen of England, prins of Wales Albert Édouard de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha (the later  Eduard VII), princess Alexandra, king of Belgium Leopold II and the Emperor of Brazil.
1867 participation world-exhibition in Parijs and winning silver medal.
1869 participation world-exhibition in Parijs an winning and winning Certificate of Honor.
1873 participation exhibition in Wenen and winning medal for innovation.
1883 son with same name Georges Casimir Halley des Fontaines succeeds the company.
1888 succession by brother Julles Halley des Fontaines
1889 partnership with Louis Leroy (not related) and company-name change in  'Ancienne Maisson Le Roy & Fils, L. Leroy & Cie Successors'.
for 1900 namechange in 'L. Leroy & Cie'

Edme Laurent Auguste Pointaux (1809-1884): one of the last important clockmaker from generation as Paul Garnier père, Aimé Jacob, Rozé, Henri Robert père, Wagner and apprentice of Thouverez, trained in the workshops of Lépine, Robin and Lepaute. Starts working in 1830 for Le Roy & Fils and never leaves.
Inventor of an 'échappement à coup perdu' in ca. 1853 with curved robin pallets.
8835
Le Roy & Fils, Galerie Montpensier, 13-15 Palais-Royal, Pari
1856-1875

White marble mantel clock with visible 'Brocot'-escapement. Below is an everlasting calendar with moon-, month-, day- date- and equation-indication. The calendar automatically jumps from 28, 29, 30 or 31 to 1, depending the length of the month (February 28>1, leap-years 29>1). De central hand shows the month and the equation correction.
Going for about 20 days.
4514
Visible Brocot clock with moon, date, day, month and equatio
1860-1880

Antique french brass casted french portico mantel clock in gothic style, a style that only lasted a short period (ca. 1835-1845). The sharp casted brass is partly fire-guilded and patinated in the 2 colors brown and green. The engaged dial plate i guilder and has Breguet hands. <BR/> 45 x 21,5 x 14 cm
7185
1835-1845

French column mantel clock with visible escapement, gridiron half-second knife-suspended pendulum, fire-gilded capitals, basements and dial plate. Dial plate with enamel cartouches and silvered date dial, signed 'Cleret'
3711
Cleret
ca. 1810


3687

Gilded brass casted french clock with verge movement, signed on dial and movement 'G.J. Champion à Paris'. Original gilding.
3607
Champion, G.J.
ca. 1720

Manualy calender table instrument with indication in French of Day, Date and Month
6130

Case: oval, gilded, back engraved with German imperial eagle. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued arrow hands. Barometer: enamel, blued hand. Thermometer: two applied lateral silvered Fahrenheit scales, also Centigrade and Reaumur. Movm.: round full-plate movement, gilt, screwed on echappement, ring balance, cylinder escapement.
4412
deutschen Kaiseradler
ca. 1895

Silk suspension movement, countwheel-striking on 1 bell, silvered dialplate. H=29 cm, W=16 cm
0014
ca. 1820

8-day silk suspencion movement. H=44 cm, W=29 cm, D=19 cm
2291
Labeille, Paris
ca. 1820

8-day movement, silvered dial, spring suspension. H=52 cm, W=26 cm, D=15 cm
0742
ca. 1830

Signed: 'Lemasurier, Suc. de Gl. LeRoy, rue du Temple No.115 a Paris'. 14 days movement. Case in rare plumpudding-mahogany (acajou-moucheté) veneer. H=45 cm, W=19 cm, D=17 cm
0240
Lemasurier, Paris
ca. 1810

8-day silk suspencion movement, 2 gilded phinxs and water spitting lionhead. H=30 cm, W=20 cm, D=16 cm
0788
De La Fosse, Paris
ca. 1800

Large, 3 week going, movement with quater and hour striking on 3 bells. H=61 cm, W=32 cm, D=15 cm
0790
Cuisin, Paris
1780-1800


0234
ca. 1810-20

21-day movement, silk suspension, directoire hands. H=48 cm, W=27 cm, D=16 cm
0746
Galle, rue Vivienne, Paris
ca. 1800

H=42 cm, W=23 cm, D=17 cm
0786
Guiot, Paris
ca 1810

18-days going movement. H=41 cm, W=24 cm
0243
ca. 1800

Gilded case, enamel dialplate with bleu ring. H=41cm, W=22cm
1394
Chopin, Paris
ca. 1800

Case: white and black marble and gilt bronze, portal-shaped, rectangular, white marble base with rounded corners, three firegilt feet, gilt flower applications, white and black marble half-columns with applied acanthus, crowned by 2 vases, the clock movement in the centre decorated by a festoon and a cord, crowned by a vase with rose decoration, firegilt, glazed, ornamented brass bezel. Dial: enamel, outer Arabic hours
0151
Dautel Fils (heure decimal, temps decimale)
1793 French Revolution

Working tellurium by L. Deichmann, Cassel (Kassel, Germany)

With original dome. movement with Graham escapement.
Right north celestial hemisphere original, left starmap is a copy of the right one.

wide: 32 cm
High: 40 cm
Deep: 28 cm
9265
SOLD
Tellurium L. Deichmann, Geographische Anstalt, Cassel
1889-1900

19th century Russian Calendar perpetual in malachite and gilded brass ornaments and interior.
In the left the Julian Calendar and on the right the Gregorian Calendar and in the middle the adjustable days of the week.
Russia used the Julian Calendar until 1918 when the Gregorian Calendar was adopted. The time difference in these days was 12 days (today it is 13 days).
Months and week-days in French, the language of the elite and intellectuals.
'V.S.' in the left kolom stands for 'vieille style' (old style) = Julian or Roman calendar.
'N.S.' in the right kolom stands for 'nouveau style' (new style) = the new Gregorian Calendar.
Pendule shaped case covered with malachite and gilded ornaments. <BR/>Interior completely gilded and original.
D x W x H = 13 x 26 x 35 cm
7678
SOLD
Russian Calendrier Perpétuel (Calendarium Perpetuum)
ca. 1860


0592
Gaudron, Paris
1690-1790

Gilded and patinated, engineturned dial, movement with silk suspencion.
5399
ca. 1840

Silk suspension movement, countwheel-striking on 1 bell, silvered dialplate. H=35 cm, W=17 cm
0013
ca. 1820-30

Precision regulator with central secondshand, date, pinwheel escapement, gridiron temperature compensated pendulum with knife suspension.
5386
ca. 1820

8-day movement, silk suspension, gilded case, enamel dial. H=31 cm, W=19 cm
0736
ca. 1820

Orpheus calms the wild animals with his play. Botom: Orpheus return from the underworld with Euridice and looks back. Euridice is pulled back in the underworld.
5373
ca 1830

Silk suspension movement, countwheel-striking on 1 bell, enamel dialplate, dial and backplate signed 'Bollengier a la Haye'. H=38cm, W=29cm
0163
Bollengier, Haye (den Haag)
ca. 1820

French vase clock. partly firegilded and patinated, armillery sphere on top, 8-day movement with silk suspension pendulum.
6695
a Paris
ca. 1820
     

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