Tourne Brooch, Gaston Rouch, Rotisserie device

Tourne Brooch, Gaston Rouch, Rotisserie device
France - 1875-1899 - Iron (cast/wrought)

Antique 19th century French rotisserie device, tourne brooch.

Marked with an enamel nametag
Gaston Rouch
Quincaillier à Nérac

Very unusual and ingenious device, this precursor of the grill.
The device is equipped with a clockwork mechanism which can be wound up manually.
The mechanism can spin a grill pin at two height positions.
Here game such as rabbits and chickens and other roasting pieces can be grilled over a wood fire.

These devices came in production during the beginning of 1800.
Cast iron and therefore quite heavy about 7760 grams.

In perfect condition with beautiful ornamentation.

The mechanism has an alarm clock function with a bell that rings.
Works fine and runs for a long time.
This is a large version!

Height = 43 cm

Width x length base = 26 x 22 cm

Very functional as well as decorative in rural or antique interior.

The two metal spit pins are missing but can be replaced by new ones, this is not bothersome.

A beautiful item!

Of course some signs of use and age but beautiful and neat condition for its age.
Please see photos for a good impression of the condition.

Will be well packaged and sent by insured and registered mail (Colissimo).

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Lot details
Tourne Brooch, Gaston Rouch, Rotisserie device
Iron (cast/wrought)
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
43×26×22 cm
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