MEURON GRANDE & PETITE
SONNERIE PENDULE D'OFFICIER
Meuron & Comp., (Neuchatel), movement No. 1976.
Made circa 1800.
Fine and rare, gilt-bronze Grande and Petite sonnerie striking
Pendule d'Officier with pull-wind alarm and calendar.
Gilt bronze, stepped base with paw feet, bezel with
repeated pattern, the pediment and side panels with applied
musical trophies, leaf and ribbon and cornucopia decoration,
hinged serpent handle at the top, pierced back door for
sound emission, striking and silence lever in the base.
White enamel with Dauphine numerals, outer minute
track and fifteen-minute numerals, inner date ring. Fancy
Circular 100 mm. gilt brass with cylindrical pillars, two
spring barrels for the going and striking, verge escapement,
vertically-mounted brass three-arm balance, flat balance
spring, gilt brass spoked continental cock with polished
steel end-piece, index regulator, striking of Neuchâtel type
on two bells with the striking work fitted on the back plate,
pull wound alarm.