19½ inches.


The shallow dome top over a deep cornice with ormolu dentil detailing, glazed all-round with canted scroll shaped corner supports to an ormolu moulded base on ormolu block feet.


6½ inch dial with rope-twist border enclosing a repeated vine leaf and grape design, the enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals and gilt engine turned centre signed Le Sieur à Paris above VI, with fine blued-steel counter balanced Breguet hands.


5½ inch circular plates, stamped LESIEUR 1/1815, with four cylindrical pinned pillars, twin spring barrels, outside countwheel strike, high count pinions and pinwheel escapement mounted on the backplate, the crutch with screwed micrometer regulation to the heavy gridiron pendulum signed LESIEUR with a gilt beat scale.


8 days.


Bonhams, 9 Dec 2008, lot 43 for £7,380.00;

The Tom Scott Collection.