An important skeletonised regulator, Lepine, France, ca. 1800.
A fine two weight driven skeleton timepiece, dead beat escapement, gridiron pendulum (grid-iron pendulum for thermic compensation).and maintaining power. In addition there is a spring striking train with the count wheel mounted on the front of the frame and the bell immediately below it. Enamelled dial and signature of the reseller H.C. Gropengießer in Hameln (Niedersachsen- Germany), gilt chaptering and mount 'mascaron' similar to those seen on clocks signed by Breguet and Lepine. It is known that this type of clock was built in Paris by Lepine exclusively.
Height without marble base is 47,5 cm.
Provenance: Formerly Royal house of Hannover.
Literature: 'Continental and American Skeleton Clock', Derek Roberts, page 62 to 67.
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