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A rare 19thC Franche-Comte carriage clock by 'Jn Marc Michoudet'

Estimate: $2,400 - $4,400


Lot Description

A rare 19thC Franche-Comte carriage clock by 'Jn Marc Michoudet', named to the dial and detailed Foncine-le-bas', centre seconds and alarm offering a choice of Grande and Petite Sonnerie striking or silence, selected by a lever at the bottom of the dial, the external striking work is arranged on the back movement plate as is the spring barrel for the pull-wound alarm. Concealed beneath the base are the hammers and bells. The cylinder platform escapement is signed 'Fumey'. C.1835-40. Note: This clock illustrated and detailed in 'Carriage Clocks Their History and Development' by Charles Allix 1974, pg.151.