- Portaluhr mit Zentralsekunde

auction 405, Lot 141


on 29 June 2022


Portaluhr mit Zentralsekunde

€ 4.000 to € 5.000


€ 2.860 (incl. 30 % buyer's premium)


A portico clock with centre seconds

Paris, Louis XVI, circa 1785, (Benoît) Giraud


White and black marble, matt- and gloss gold-plated bronze mounts and applications. Enamel dial with Arabic numerals, centre seconds, calendar display and double hand for day-names and -planets, marked "Giraud Paris". Sun pendulum with suspension spring (replaced?), count wheel striking the half hours on a bell. Key. 59 x 41.5 x 12.5 cm.


Certificate: Art dealer Michael Nolte, Münster 2000.


Cf. Baillie, G. H., Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World. London 1963, page 124. - Tardy, La Pendule Française. 2ème Partie, Paris no date given, page 270.