Louis XV Quarter-Striking Musical Organ Bracket Clock

Louis XV Quarter-Striking Musical Organ Bracket ClockLouis XV Quarter-Striking Musical Organ Bracket Clock

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Lot #: 2
Louis XV Quarter-Striking Musical Organ Bracket Clock

Circa 1750, ebonized wood and brass boulle case, 15½ in. 25-piece cartouche dial with finely pierced hands and leaf-cast bezel, square plated two train quarter repeating movement with verge escapement, quarter repeating on two bells, the strike work mounted on the back plate, releasing the organ on the hour, massive Swiss organ movement in the base with twin barrels and tandem winding twin fusees, pinned wood barrel playing eight airs on seventeen pipes and a pair of bellows, inlaid with foliate brass design, outlined in rococo C-scroll, shell and leaf mounted, the front with an allegorical figure and baby dragon mask, concave cresting surmounted by an associated ormolu figure of Charles Martel called ‘Martel the Hammer’.

Max Ht. 50 in W 24 in. D 9 1/2 in.
The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, Sotheby’s, New York, 1993.
Jim Cipra, Horological Consultant, Long Beach, California. 
The collection of Dr. William Thomas, Naples, Florida.
In running condition.
Auction Date
Mar 31, 2023

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