Clocks that were made as a demonstration of skill by students either in a clock- and watchmaking school, or by young clockmakers ending their apprenticeship with their master. These mastership pieces would generally be kept by their makers for the rest of their career and exhibited in their shop or workshop. Precision pieces would also be used by them as "regulators" for all their other work. (Hence the word "regulator" to define a high-precision timepiece).
Small and unusual capucine, circa 1830, with time and strike, very likely a masterpiece. Movement with dual purpose [...]
Rare Hungarian gilt brass mounted table timepiece, signed Patits Karoly Pesten, dated 1845, [...]
Very small Table Clock on a pedestal, France, second half of the 18th Century. Masterpiece produced in the Doubs [...]
Very small Table Clock on a pedestal, with pin-wheel escapement, masterpiece, France, second half of the 18th [...]
Large brass and ebonised wood skeleton clock with compendium pendulum, weight and pulley, glass dial, Liège, circa 1830
18th C. Dutch skeleton clock "regulator", with steel hands which retract and extend automatically along the oval centre
18th C marble and ormolu skeleton clock by Louis Raingo à Mons.
Astronomical clock with turning World Sphere, full calendar, moonphase and "Coup Perdu" escapement signed POTU à Paris.
Pendulette with jumping, digital hour and minute indications, visible escapament circa 1900. H. CYWIE, BRUXELLES