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43 – Dautel

French Empire-period clock, circa 1810, "The Cup-and-Ball Lesson". Black marble and ormolu of exquisite qality, signed Dautel, Rue de Thionville à Paris. The charming scene representing a young woman sitting on an armchair with winged sphynges armrests, flanked by her cat and dog, explaining the intricacies of the game to a young boy perched on a stool and cushion. Fine enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic quarter markers, blued steel Breguet hands. 8-day duration movement with anchor recoil escapement and silk suspended pendulum, countwheel strike on a silvered bell.

Dimensions

H. 39 cm (15.3 in)

Price

€ 12000.-

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