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Gounouilhou et Francois, Geneve - An Ebony Portio Clock

Gounouilhou et Francois à Geneve, an ebony-veneered portico clock which has a month duration movement striking the  hours and half-hours on a bell, with an outside countwheel and adjustable beat to the pendulum crutch, the backplate is  signed Gounouilhou et Francois à Geneve, and has a nine-rod compensating pendulum with a dual-metal bob which has  fine regulation. The round silvered dial is engraved with black Roman numerals and an inset subsidiary seconds dial; has  blued steel moon hands and is engraved with the makers’ name. The ebony portico case has four tapered pillars with brass  capitals of acanthus leaf decoration, with further decorative gilt-metal mounts to the base and standing on adjustable  decorative cast brass feet. Height: 21½ inches (54.5 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Gounouilhou et Francois

Gounouilhou & Francois were well-known Geneva makers working at Quai de l’Isle 241 making clocks and watches with complications as well as carriage clocks with both petite and grande-sonnerie strike-work. They exhibited at L’Exposition Geneva in 1828. Pierre-Simon Gounouilhou was a French protestant, born in 1779, who was to have a major influence on the horological scene in Geneva; amongst his many achievements were watches constructed with quarter-chiming and Jaquemarts automata. He was a signatory on the petition, dated February 1829, to have a new observatory constructed. Further biographical details to be added.

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Ref: 1351

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Gounouilhou et Francois, Geneve - An Ebony Portico Clock

Gounouilhou et Francois à Geneve, an ebony-veneered portico clock which has a month  duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, with an outside countwheel and adjustable beat to the pendulum crutch, the backplate is signed Gounouilhou et  Francois à Geneve, and has a nine-rod compensating pendulum with a dual-metal bob  which has fine regulation. The round silvered dial is engraved with black Roman numerals and an inset subsidiary seconds dial; has blued steel moon hands and is engraved with the makers’ name. The ebony portico case has four tapered pillars with brass capitals of  acanthus leaf decoration, with further decorative gilt-metal mounts to the base and  standing on adjustable decorative cast brass feet. Height: 21½ inches (54.5 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Gounouilhou & Francois

Gounouilhou & Francois were well-known Geneva makers working at Quai de l’Isle 241  making clocks and watches with complications as well as carriage clocks with both petite and grande-sonnerie strike-work. They exhibited at L’Exposition Geneva in 1828. Pierre-  simon Gounouilhou was a French protestant, born in 1779, who was to have a major  influence on the horological scene in Geneva; amongst his many achievements were  watches constructed with quarter-chiming and Jaquemarts automata. He was a signatory on the petition, dated February 1829, to have a new observatory constructed. Further biographical details to be added.

Price: Reserved

Ref: 1351

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