PENDULE A CAGE Ca. 1815
PENDULE A CAGE
Signed: Bourdier H.r
Signed: Galle, Rue Vivienne à Paris
Signed on enamel: Dubuisson
Brass-plated movement with anchor escapement and pendulum. The striking train strikes every hour and half hour on a bell with a count-wheel on the back plate. The going and striking trains are driven by a barrel.
The round white enamel dial has black enamelled Roman numerals for the hour-indication, stripes for the minutes and Arabic numerals for the quarters. It also has Arabic numerals for the date-indication. The dial is signed Bourdier H.r and Galle, Rue Vivienne à Paris, the caster. The enamel has the signature of the enameller Dubuisson. The two ‘Breguet’ hands are made of blued steel.
The case is veneered with mahogany and has glass on four sides.
Duration 8 days
Height 49 cm
Breadth 28 cm
Depth 18 cm
Literature Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, page 74, 193 and 141.