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Hour Lavigne

Information about the clockmakers Hour Lavigne

The origins of Hours Lavigne stretch back to 1852 when a firm was founded by Diette in 1852, who worked with Forin.

Sometime after 1866, Diette Fils formed a partnership with the Parisian carriage clockmaker Charles Victor Hour (becoming Diette Fils et Hour).

The trademark of DH was changed to CH around 1900 when Charles Hour took sole ownership.

Hour eventually became associated with Maurice Lavigne, forming Hour Lavigne et Cie in 1927.

They were well-known makers of carriage and mantel clocks with an address at 7 Rue Saint-Anastase in Paris.

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Lot FS20/978

Lot FS20/978: Charles Hour, Paris, A Boulle-work Mantle Clock

Charles Hour, Paris, a boulle-work mantle clock, the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, with a sunburst bob to the pendulum, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Charles Hour along with the serial number 693, the cast gilt-brass dial with blue Roman numerals to the porcelain plaques and blued steel hands, the red boulle case with engraved brass inlay to the red tortoiseshell, cast brass mounts, a cherub to the bottom of the glazed door, splayed feet and surmounted by a cherub blowing a horn to the top, height, 46cm.

Estimate: £400 - £500
Realised: £900