Mechanical - Striking mechanism
Unique tower clock from the French clockwork company Schwilgué from Strasbourg.
Manufacturing year: 1858
Watchmaker Jean-Baptiste Schwilgué (born in Strasbourg on December 18, 1776) was already fascinated by the watch world in 1788. As an autodidact, he searched for knowledge with regard to the watchmaking art and the making of watches. In this way, he internalised this knowledge.
Jean-Baptiste Schwilgué died in 1856, also in Strasbourg. His son Charles took over the company until 1858. Then it was his employees, the Ungerer brothers, who took over the company.
Schwilgué has reportedly built about 500 of these towering works.
The tower and the wooden cabinet are in a very nice condition, it probably concerns an older restoration.
The wooden case is equipped with lighting.
The text on the copper plate reads: Executé sous l'administration de M. Gaudard maire de la commune de Montbozon 1858.
Translated: Executed under the administration of Mayor M. Gaudard of the municipality of Montbozon. 1858
The timepiece was probably made for a church of the French municipality of Montbozon.
Depth: 65 cm
Height: 182 cm
What you see on the pictures is also present (pendulums and such) and is part of this auction.
The lot must be collected in 'S-Graveland / Netherlands.
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