Directoire Astronomical Clock attributed to Hubert Sarton (1748 – 1828)
 

Description

French brass and mahogany weight driven skeleton clock with several astronomical indications on different subsidiary dials: phases of the moon, date, week , month and solstices and equinoxes.

All the dials are in enamel with Breguet hands.

Very unusual composition, a gridiron pendulum (temperature compensation) knife-edge suspended, a pin-pallet escapement and weights for going and striking hidden in the two brass columns.

Period

Directoire ca. 1790

Dimensions

Height: 52 cm

Length: 27 cm

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