OEIL DE BOEUF miniature Vaucher Ca. 1800

Oeil de boeuf & Cartel clocks


OEIL DE BOEUF miniature
Signed: Vaucher
Circa 1800

The eight-day, spring-driven brass movement of this bedroom clock has circular plates with a going train only. It has verge escapement with balance and regulation. In addition, the movement has pull-quarter repeat on a gong, activated by pulling a chord.

The circular white enamel dial has an Arabic chapter ring with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions. The dial is protected by a convex glass set in an engine-turned and chased bezel. The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel hands. The clock is wound from the front. The maker has signed the clock above the 6 Vaucher.

The circular ormolu case is surmounted by suspension ring. There is a regulation disc let in the back cover, with which the time keeping can be regulated.

Duration 1 day

Diameter 12.7 cm
Depth 2.5 cm

*Price € 5800

Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, 1971, pp. 631-633.


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