- Tischuhr "Porte-Montre" mit Ecritoire

auction 401, Lot 142

SUMMERAUCTIONS FINE ART & ANTIQUES
24 JUNE WORKS ON PAPER AND PAINTINGS (15TH - 18TH CENTURY) AND MODERN ART on 23 June 2021

 

Tischuhr "Porte-Montre" mit Ecritoire

estimate:
€ 5.000 to € 7.000

Differenzbesteuerung    

result:
€ 10.160 (incl. 27 % buyer's premium)

description:

A table clock "Porte-Montre" with ecritoire

Paris/Zurich circa 1800, watchmaker Christofle Zeller

 

Bronze, chased, matt and gloss gold-plated / burnished. Inserts made of bronze, glass and porcelain for ink, pounce and quill pens. Embedded pocket watch with verge escapement, chain and fusee. White enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals. Gilt brass plate inscribed "CHR ZELLER a ZÜRICH" (Viebahn according to expert opinion). Key. 16 x 16.5 x 11 cm.

 

Provenance: Viebahn Kunsthandel, Worpswede. Private collection, North Germany.

 

Cf. Tardy, La Pendule Française. Paris 1975, Volume 2, page 393, illustration 2.