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Aubert & Klaftenberger

Information about clockmakers and watchmakers Aubert & Klaftenberger

Aubert & Klaftenberger was founded as a watchmaker in 1835 by two watch retailers, CJ Klaftenberger of London and DF Aubert of Geneva.

The firm was favoured by both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as the supplier of watches to be presented as gifts. Aubert & Klaftenberger received a Royal Warrant in 1859.

Aubert & Klaftenberger was also a contributor to the horological section of the Great Exhibition of 1851, winning an Honourable Mention from the Jury.

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Aubert & Klaftenberger Related Lots

Lot FS19/692

Lot FS19/692: Aubert & Klaftenberger À Geneve, An Ormolu and Porcelain Panelled Mantel Clock

Aubert & Klaftenberger à Geneve, an ormolu and porcelain panelled mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half hours on a bell and signed Aubert & Klaftenberger à Geneve and numbered 388, along with the trademark of the maker Vincenti et Cie, the white enamel dial with blue Roman numerals each set within a gilt cartouche, blued steel moon hands and signed as above, the movement situated within an ormolu drum case and sitting on a shaped base, all with inset blue, white and grey porcelain panels depicting musical instruments with a cherub to the centre panel, the case with ormolu mounts depicting musical instruments, flora, a dove and two cherubs at play either side of a goat, on an ebonised oval base, height: 27cm (without base).

Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Realised: £1,000

Lot FS19/694

Lot FS19/694: Klaftenberger, A Large French Four-glass Mantel Clock

Klaftenberger, a large French four-glass mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half hours on a gong and having a visible dead-beat escapement with jeweled pallets, the backplate signed in script for the maker Klaftenberger and numbered 28569, with a twin-jar mercury bob to the pendulum, the white enamel two-piece dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon hands and with the escapement visible below XII o'clock, the gorge case glazed to all four sides, height: 36cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £380