MINIATURE TABLE CLOCK F. de Manches A Remiremont Circa 1770 France
MINIATURE TABLE CLOCK
Signed: F. de Manches A Remiremont
The spring-driven day-going movement consists of going and striking trains. The going train has anchor escapement and a short silk-suspended pendulum. The striking is regulated by a count wheel and indicates the hours fully and the half hours with one stroke on a bell. The movement is wound from the front.
The circular, white enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring with a minute track, every five minute accentuated by a more prominent stroke and Arabic numerals. The time is indicated by two pierced brass hands. The dial is signed by the maker in the following manner: F. de Manches A Remiremont.
The front and the sides of the brass case are beautifully engraved depicting a lozenge patterns. The brass front with the enamel dial has a shaped top. There are two winding holes below the dial. The doors to the sides have facetted glazed windows, through which most of the movement is visible. The top is embellished by four finials on the corners and is surmounted by a bell. The clock rests on four turned feet and is situated on a brass terrace.
Duration 1 day
Height 15.5 cm.
Width 6 cm.
Depth 6 cm.
*Price € 14000
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, p. 175.
François Demange (also De Manche(s)) was active as a clockmaker in Remiremont around 1770.