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October 22, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

Changeont Minon Astronomical Double-face Ratchet Watch Key

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3790BLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 22, 2021 10:00AM


Changeont Minon Astronomical Double-face Ratchet Watch Key, c. 1785, gilt case with small bow, glazed white enameled dials with center marked "Changeont Minon," with month and day-of-the-month, blued-steel "arrow" hands, other side with center depicting a whimsical scene, and phases of the moon and days of the week with their astrological symbols, inserting the key to wind a watch automatically advances the calendar one day.

Provenance: The estate of David G. Newsom.

The Sandberg Watch Collection, Hotel Richemond, Geneva, March 31, 2001, Lot 132.

Literature: Published in The Sandberg Watch Collection, Terence Camerer Cuss, pp. 124-25.

Note: Certificate of Authenticity from Antiquorum accompanies the lot.
Estimate $800-1,200

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David G. Newsom, Terence Camerer Cuss