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FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Grignon Meusnier, A French Mantel Clock with Calendar

Auction Lot FS39/730

Grignon Meusnier, a French mantel clock with calendar the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with the maker's details Grignon Meusnier, Paris, Breveté, 117, the skeletonised dial having a white enamelled chapter ring with black Roman numerals and blued-steel moon hands, with the balance to the movement visible within the centre along with a silvered alarm setting disc and winding arbor, with three further subsidiary dials set below within the case depicting the day, month and date, the gilt-metal case of scroll form and surmounted by a cast matching handle, the case numbered 117 and stamped with the initials GM to the decorative rear, height 19cm * Biography the founder Pierre Grignon is recorded as working in Paris from the mid-18th century. by circa 1860 the business was known as Grignon Meusnier recorded at rue Charlot 60in the heart of the clockmaking region of the city. in 1853 they had been granted a patent for the fitting of a movement pendulum (balance).

Grignon Meusnier, A French Mantel Clock with Calendar (FS39/730) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 10th July 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Grignon Meusnier, a French mantel clock with calendar the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with the maker's details Grignon Meusnier, Paris, Breveté, 117, the skeletonised dial having a white enamelled chapter ring with black Roman numerals and blued-steel moon hands, with the balance to the movement visible within the centre along with a silvered alarm setting disc and winding arbor, with three further subsidiary dials set below within the case depicting the day, month and date, the gilt-metal case of scroll form and surmounted by a cast matching handle, the case numbered 117 and stamped with the initials GM to the decorative rear, height 19cm * Biography the founder Pierre Grignon is recorded as working in Paris from the mid-18th century. by circa 1860 the business was known as Grignon Meusnier recorded at rue Charlot 60in the heart of the clockmaking region of the city. in 1853 they had been granted a patent for the fitting of a movement pendulum (balance).

Price Realised

£820

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Mantel Clocks

Sale Information

FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

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