‘TRUE GEMS NEVER LOSE THEIR LUSTRE’

H. U. Schmid

ATELIER SCHMID – ARTISANAL WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS – REVISION, RESTORATION AND SALE OF OLD AND ANTIQUE CLOCKS

‘TRUE GEMS NEVER LOSE THEIR LUSTRE’

H. U. Schmid

SCHMID ATELIER – ARTISANAL WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS – REVISION, RESTORATION AND SALE OF OLD AND ANTIQUE CLOCKS

‘TRUE GEMS NEVER LOSE THEIR LUSTRE’

H. U. Schmid

ATELIER SCHMID – ARTISANAL WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS – REVISION, RESTORATION AND SALE OF OLD AND ANTIQUE CLOCKS

‘TRUE GEMS NEVER LOSE THEIR LUSTRE’

H. U. Schmid

ATELIER SCHMID – ARTISANAL WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS – REVISION, RESTORATION AND SALE OF OLD AND ANTIQUE CLOCKS

‘TRUE GEMS NEVER LOSE THEIR LUSTRE’

H. U. Schmid

ATELIER SCHMID – ARTISANAL WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS – REVISION, RESTORATION AND SALE OF OLD AND ANTIQUE CLOCKS

‘TRUE GEMS NEVER LOSE THEIR LUSTRE’

H. U. Schmid

ATELIER SCHMID – ARTISANAL WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS – REVISION, RESTORATION AND SALE OF OLD AND ANTIQUE CLOCKS

BOUTIQUE


Sale of exquisite old and antique clocks: all old and antique clocks presented on my sales platform (boutique) can, of course, be viewed in person on request. All pieces are subjected to a complete technical revision for sale or restored according to your wishes. I offer a two-year warranty on all work that has been agreed and rendered.

Clocks for sale

GERMAN LONGCASE CLOCK, Bamberg, Germany, ca. 1710


CHF 17,800 (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0351.20


Very elegant Baroque longcase clock in a walnut-veneered case with inlays and solid, carved appliqués in the middle section and top. Unsigned. Arched dial in brass with silvered ornamentation. Hour and minute hands.


Movement with anchor escapement and front pendulum. Quarter strike on two bells.


Running time: 1 week

Height: 238 cm

Miniature CARRIAGE CLOCK, Geneva, ca. 1905

CHF 2,900
REF. NUMBER: 16.0538.25

Miniature carriage clock, in light blue, guilloche translucent enamelled silver case. Dial with Arabic numerals. One-week movement with balance wheel-spiral system. Geneva, ca. 1905.


Height: 6.0 cm

ENGLISH WALL CLOCK by Thomas May

CHF 5,800 (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0834.17V

English wall clock signed: ‘Thomas May – Witney’, with an extraordinarily finely engraved dial. Ebonised, beautifully proportioned wall case (modern, presumably 50 years old). Small movement, a birdcage movement with going train and hour strike. Long pendulum. Weight-driven movement with endless chain. Running time: 30 hours.


Thomas May, son of John (also a clockmaker), worked in Witney circa 1772.

ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by John Juler

CHF 5,500 (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0353.20V

English longcase clock signed ‘John Juler – North Walsham’, ca. 1760.


Walnut-veneered oak case. Movement with seconds pendulum and anchor escapement. The striking train strikes the hour on a bell.


Running time: 1 week


Beautiful dial with strike/silent (in the arch), hour and minute hands, and date in the window.
John Juler worked between 1753 and 1773.


Height: 229 cm

ENGLISH LANTERN CLOCK by Mark Hawkins Jr

CHF 6,800 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 14.0355.21V

English hybrid lantern clock signed: ‘Mark Hawkins JUNIOR – St.Edm’ds Bury’, ca. 1740.


One-handed clock with exceptionally large movement design. Dial with silvered chapter ring and beautiful signature plaque in the arch.


Prismatic movement design. The case and movement are made of brass, with two movements in a front and back arrangement. Drive with endless rope and driving weight. Going train with anchor escapement and long pendulum.


Striking train with locking plate and hour strike on a bell.


Mark Hawkins worked circa 1735 in what is now Bury St Edmunds.


Total height: 134 cm

ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by Benjamin Wright

CHF 9,800 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 14.0354.20V

Longcase clock, signed ‘Benj Wright – Londini Fecit’ with marquetry retro case from the year 1980, of splendid quality.


One-handed movement with a 10-inch (25.5 cm) square dial. Weight-driven, long pendulum and early English anchor escapement. Built ca. 1685–1690. Locking plate striking train with hour strike on bell.


Running time: 30 hours.


Height: 207 cm

NEUENBURGER LOUIS XVI PENDULUM CLOCK

CHF 3,600 incl. VAT

REF. NUMBER: 14.0350.11V

Classical ‘Neuchâteloise’ in solid wooden case. Painted green with colourful floral motifs; Switzerland ca. 1795. Movement with typical Neuenburger 3/4-hour strike on two bells. Verge escapement and quarter repetition.


Running time: 2 weeks


Total height (with base): 89 cm

ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by Edward Brookes

CHF 49,000 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 15.0444.20V

Early English longcase clock signed ‘Edw. Brookes – London Fecit’, circa 1695. Exceptionally beautiful marquetry case, walnut veneer on oak with various woods used for the floral motifs.

The movement features an anchor escapement with seconds pendulum and a striking train with a locking plate and hour strike on a bell. Hour and minute hands, as well as the date in the window.


Running time: 8 days


The 11-inch (28 cm) square dial and the blued steel hands are typical of the era in the waning years of the 17th century.


Edward Brookes was a renowned clockmaker in his day. In 1696, he emigrated to Amsterdam and gained fame there as well. He is mentioned numerous times in both the Dutch and English clockmaking literature of the time.


Height: 202 cm

ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by William Gill

CHF 6,500 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 14.0357.20V

English longcase clock, signed ‘Will..m Gill Hastings’, built ca. 1795.


A simple, yet beautiful grandfather clock. Mahogany case. Engraved and silvered brass dial. Hour, minute and second hands, as well as a strike/silent in the arch. Date indicator.

Movement with pendulum and anchor escapement, hour strike on a bell. Running time: 8 days.


William Gill, a well-known clockmaker in Hastings, produced this clock at the end of the 18th century.

Height: 202 cm

FRENCH TABLE CLOCK by Pierre Le Roy

CHF 13,900 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 14.0352.27V

Table clock signed ‘P.R LE ROY A PARIS’. France, ca. 1775.


Louis XVI table clock of a very elegant shape with beautiful chasing and well-preserved fire gilding. Exquisite Louis XVI hands. The case was probably built by the famous bronzier Osmond, who supplied the Le Roy family at the time.


Movement with anchor escapement and pendulum; striking train with locking plate and half-hour strike on a bell. Running time: 2 weeks.


Pierre Le Roy (1717–1785), son of Julien Le Roy, primarily built precision clocks and marine chronometers. From 1759 (after the retirement of his father), his place of business was in the ‘Galerie du Louvre’.


Height: 47 cm

PENDULE D’OFFICIER

CHF 13,500 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 14.0312.25V

Pendule d’Officier, Courvoisier (unsigned), Switzerland, 1820. Rare, walnut burl-veneered case, with fire-gilt bronze handle and feet.


Movement with verge escapement and balance wheel-spiral system. Chain/fusee for going and striking train, side selection lever for grande sonnerie & petite sonnerie, silence. Striking train with pull-wind on two gongs and quarter repetition on demand. Alarm strike on bell.


Height: 28 cm

CARRIAGE CLOCK by Breguet & Fils

CHF 8,900 (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0740.29V

Unusual carriage clock signed: ‘Breguet à Paris’. Mahogany case with fire-gilt bronze. The eight-day movement with short pendulum and typical Neuenburger 3/4-hour striking train strikes the time on two blued gongs.

This rare case shape was built exclusively between 1800 and 1820. Empire. Switzerland, ca. 1810.


Height: 24.5 cm

ENGLISH BRACKET CLOCK by Charles Haley


CHF 8,700 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 17.0836.17V


English bracket clock, signed: ‘Chas. Haley – London’, ca. 1790. Ebonised wooden case with bronze appliqués. Silvered, engraved dial. The back plate is also signed ‘Haley – London’.


Exceptionally robustly constructed movement with double fusee, as well as a rise and fall regulator with a small hand and ‘strike/silent’. Verge escapement with striking train for hour strike on bell, repetition on demand.


Charles Haley, a well-known clockmaker in his day, was born in 1762 and was a member of the Clockmakers Company from 1781–1825.

ENGLISH TABLE CLOCK, library clock


CHF 2,200 (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 16.0559.28.V


English table clock, also known as a library clock, in a rustic mahogany case, signed: ‘BAKER – LONDON’. Circa 1860. The iron dial features Roman numerals.


Robust, high-quality movement with spring and fusee, pendulum and English anchor. One-week movement.


Height: 32 cm

ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by John Drew

CHF 16,800 (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0835.20V

Early English longcase clock signed ‘John Drew – Johnson Court – In Fleet Street, London’, ca. 1700. Lovely case, walnut veneer on oak.


The movement features an anchor escapement with seconds pendulum and a striking train with a locking plate and hour strike on a bell. Exquisitely crafted, 11-inch dial. Hour and minute hands, as well as the date in the window.


Running time: 8 days


John Drew (1676–1713) did his apprenticeship with Joseph Knibb. He joined the Clockmakers Company in 1684. According to G.H. Baillie, only one other longcase clock by him is known to exist.

SEDAN POCKET WATCH

CHF 5,900 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 17.0823.08V

Sedan watch, unsigned. Octagonal brass case. White enamel, Roman numeral dial. Lovely Breguet hands. Created ca. 1800, probably in Geneva.


One-day movement with cylinder escapement and alarm. Very rare 1/8-hour repetition on demand on two bells. The alarm and going train are wound, and the hands set, on the back of the clock.

Atmos VII ‘Embassy’ by Jaeger-LeCoultre

CHF 3,300 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 20.1314.34

Hauteur: 22 cm Table clock with gilt brass and red-marbled and painted sides. Winding system utilising temperature and air pressure changes, torsion pendulum and anchor escapement. Built in 1968. Calibre 328/1, 


Height: 22 cm

ENGLISH MARINE CHRONOMETER by Parkinson & Frodsham

CHF 8,500 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 19.1280.31

Marine chronometer, signed: ‘Parkinson & Frodsham – Change Alley London’.; No. 2006

England, ca. 1840. 

Mahogany case with inlaid bronze fittings and screw-fastened brass handles. Recessed brass plate. Silvered dial with Roman numerals, small second dial and power reserve indicator. 

Movement with chain/fusee and spring detent escapement. 

Running time: 48 hours.

FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK by Drocourt

Carriage clock by Drocourt, Paris, ca. 1880

CHF 6,800 (incl. VAT)

REF. NUMBER: 19.1277.25

This characteristic carriage clock in an exquisitely engraved and chased bronze case with the original fire gilding is glass-encased on five sides. The clock features an eight-day movement and has an alarm function and repetition trigger. Movement with balance wheel-spiral system and English anchor. The rack striking mechanism strikes the hour and half-hour on two gongs. White enamel dial with Roman numerals, framed by an exquisitely engraved and gilt mask.


Height: 18.5 cm

VIENNESE CARRIAGE clock by Franz Meyer, Vienna, ca. 1805

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REF. NUMBER: 19.1279.30

Extraordinary carriage clock in a finely crafted, fire-gilt case, glass-encased on two sides. Two peacocks led by a cherub adorn the movement with cylinder escapement and ‘Viennese grande sonnerie’. Quarter repetition on two gongs. Alarm movement. Exquisitely chased dial with Roman numerals and blued hands. Running time: 30 hours. 


Height: 24.5 cm

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ENGLISH BRACKET CLOCK

ENGLISH TABLE CLOCK by Ellicott – London

English table clock (bracket clock), signed on the dial and on the back plate: ‘Ellicott – London’, ca. 1780, mahogany-veneered oak case with handle and bronze pine cones.

Movement with anchor escapement and hour strike on bell. Going and striking train with fusee drive using gut cords.


Strike/silent, hour repeater, lovely steel hands and date indicator in the window. One-week movement.

Height: 50 cm

ENGLISH MARINE CHRONOMETER

Marine chronometer, signed: ‘D. Mc. Gregor & Co.’. No. P 4310. England, ca. 1860. Mahogany case, brass inlays, with elegant, inset handles. Screwed-on, signed plate made of ivory. Silvered dial with Roman numerals and small second dial.

Movement with chain/fusee and spring detent escapement. Running time: 54 hours.

FRENCH LANTERN CLOCK, Normandy

Lantern clock, signed ‘Fouguet Daçon’. Normandy, France, ca. 1760.

Prismatic movement design with typical brass cage and twisted columns. Case front with bronze dial edging. Exceptionally beautiful enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals.

Movement with long pendulum and anchor escapement. Rack striking with half-hour strike ‘en passant’ via two hammers on bell.

Movement height: 39 cm; total: 109 cm

FRENCH PORTICO CLOCK

Extraordinarily beautiful mantel clock of a stately size.


Fire-gilt bronze appliqués of the highest quality. Large Paris movement with gridiron pendulum and locking plate striking train on bell. Paris, ca. 1820.


Running time: 14 days

Height: 52 cm

EMPIRE MANTEL CLOCK

FRENCH EMPIRE MANTEL CLOCK

Neoclassical table clock by Le Roy, Paris. Case in well-preserved original gilding, plinth in green marble. Eight-day movement with anchor escapement and striking train with hour and half-hour strike on a bell.

Height: 36 cm

PRECISION WALL REGULATOR by Charles Joseph

FRENCH PRECISION WALL REGULATOR by Charles Joseph

Regulator, signed ‘Charles Joseph – Horloger de l’Observatoire de Paris’, ca. 1900.


Running time: 1 month.

Charles Joseph (1852–1935) received the honorary French title of ‘Meilleur ouvrier de France’ (Best Worker in France) in 1927.

Height: 158 cm

CARRIAGE CLOCK by F.A. Margaine

CARRIAGE CLOCK by F.A. Margaine, Paris, ca. 1880

Finely crafted carriage clock in the fire-gilt brass case, encased in glass on five sides. Eight-day movement with platform escapement and balance wheel-spiral system as well as anchor escapement. 1/2-hour striking train on gong. Repetition and alarm.

Height: 16.5 cm

CARRIAGE CLOCK by J. B. Béguin

FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK by J.B. Béguin

This characteristic carriage clock in an exquisitely engraved and chased bronze case with the original fire gilding is glass-encased on five sides. The clock features an eight-day movement and has an alarm function and date display.

Height: 18.5 cm

SOUTHERN GERMAN TABLE CLOCK by J. G. Langschwert

Small table clock by Johann Georg Langschwert. Würzburg, ca. 1740.

The brass case has a finely engraved, arched dial with an overlaid Roman numeral dial. The movement features a verge escapement and short pendulum.
Two-day movement with alarm function.

Height: 15 cm

TABLE REGULATOR Robert Robin 1790

RÉGULATEUR DE BUREAU by Robert Robin

Very elegant table regulator by Robin, Paris, 1790. Mahogany case, glass-encased on five sides, with the finest original gilt bronze appliqués.

Signatures: ROBIN, Aux Galéries du Louvre (on dial), Dubuisson (small on dial at 6 o’clock), ROBIN, Horloger du ROY, 1790 (on the back movement plate).

Height: 46 cm

WALL CLOCK Cartel Louis XVI

Wall clock Cartel, France, ca. 1785/1790

Solid bronze case in an elegant shape. Movement with anchor escapement and striking train with locking plate and half-hour strike on a bell.
Large enamel dial and exceptionally beautiful hands.
Running time: 2 weeks

Height: 66 cm

VIENNESE CARRIAGE OR OFFICER’S CLOCK

Viennese carriage or officer’s clock, ca. 1815/1820

Carriage clock in finely crafted, fire-gilt case, exceptionally well preserved. Movement with cylinder escapement and ‘Viennese grande sonnerie’ as well as quarter repetition on two gongs.


Alarm movement. Exquisitely chased dial with Roman numerals and blued hands.
Running time: 30 hours

Height: 24.5 cm