French Pendule d’officier retailed by C.J.Bleienheutt, Köln, circa 1890.
A late 19th century ‘Pendule d'officier’ made in Louis XVI style.
A two train drum movement with anchor platform escapement, duration of 8 days,
The gilt brass case surmounted by the snake symbol Ouroboros. Ouroboros is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. In alchemy, it represents the spirit of Mercury.
Arabic enamel dial with pierced gilt hands, signature of the retailer, half hour rack strike on a gong Movement numbered 688. Dimensiosn HxWxD 22(handle up), 13, 10 cm.
Price € 2.250,--
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