Offered by Van Brug Collection
A good French Louis Seize ormolu mounted glazed mahogany regulator.
Enamelled dial with black Arabic numerals. Signed ‘Gavelle L'ainé A Paris’. Finely gilt pierced and engraved hands. Blued sweep seconds hand. Movement with pinwheel escapement mounted on the back plate. Countwheel striking on a bell, heavy steel suspended pendulum with brass bob.
Mahogany case with ormolu mounting on frieze. Glass door with brass gilt surrounding.
Gavelle (Gavel), Pierre. L'aîné, son of Jean Jacques Paris master 1771, juré 1785-9
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