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Raingo Freres

Information about French clockmakers Raingo Freres

Raingo Freres were well-known clockmakers working in Paris in the 19th century. They had a reputation for making orrerys, a mechanical system that showed the movements of the earth and moon around the sun, and which usually sat on top of the clock case. A fine example can be seen in the Science Museum, London.

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Lot FS22/808: Raingo Frères, A French Gilt-metal Mantel Clock

Raingo Frères, a French gilt-metal mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Raingo Frères, the round white enamel dial having blue Roman hour numerals, black Arabic five-minute numerals and signed Raingo Frères, Paris, the gilt-metal case cast with rococo and floriate decoration with doves to the top and two boys seated on the base fishing for mythical sea-creatures, height 58cms.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £750

Lot FS14/807

Lot FS14/807: Raingo Freres A Paris, A Victorian Five-piece Clock Set

Raingo Freres a Paris, a Victorian five-piece clock set with the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the white enamel dial signed Raingo Freres a Paris, with gilt Roman numerals, brass moon hands and a turquoise surround, the rectangular case with decorative pillars to the front corners, a stepped base and curved pediment surmounted by a painted porcelain urn, with nine turquoise porcelain panels to the case decorated with raised gilt-work, with a further panel within the arch depicting a lady in a field and another below depicting a shepherd and shepherdess at rest, the panels to the sides decorated with musical themes, with a pair of candlesticks having matching porcelain panels and a further pair of tazze similarly decorated, height: 39cm.

Estimate: £400 - £500
Realised: £1,500

Lot FS14/806

Lot FS14/806: Raingo Freres, Paris A Gilt-metal and Marble Mantel Clock

Raingo Freres, Paris a gilt-metal and marble mantel clock with an eight-day duration movement having a silk suspension and striking the hours and half hours on bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped for the maker 'Raingo Freres, Paris, 1219', the white enamel dial with blue Roman numerals and blued steel clover hands, the shaped white marble case with gilt metal mounts and surmounted by a scene depicting a woman holding a baby beneath a palm with a further child beside holding a cross, height: 42cm (not including base).

Estimate: £350 - £400
Realised: £390