OEIL DE BOEUF miniature Vaucher Ca. 1800

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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 24 hours

Diameter 12.7 cm
Depth 2.5 cm

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


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