A rare Directoire gilt bronze Grande and Petite Sonnerie Pendule d’Officier of one day Duration, signed on the white enamel dial Frères Rey, the dial with Arabic numerals and
A pair of blued steel hands with stars for the hours and minutes and a plain blued steel pointer for the alarm.
The movement with grande sonnerie, petite sonnerie, silence and alarm, striking on the hour and half hour.
The fine gilt bronze case with concave moulded top with a scrolled floral rosette surmounted by a serpentine handle, the side panels with applied rosettes, on paw feet
Paris, date circa 1800
Height with handle 24cm.
Literature: Charles Allix, “Carriage Clocks, their History and Development”, 1974, p. 22, pl.1/28,
Illustrating a slightly earlier Swiss pendule d’officier with a very similar case, signed on the dial Cugnier Leschot
In the Musèe d’Horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The Parisian firm of clockmakers known as Frères Rey are recorded in Paris 1800