The dial is porcelain enamel with its original finely cut gilt brass hands and convex glass.
The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is original. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!
Condition of the case is
excellent, the gilding is beautifully clean and bright with some slight stains,
discolouration and tarnish. The Emile Colin mark is
on the top of the finial. The dial is also in excellent condition, just a small
chip to the edge of the centre hole.
The bronze founder Emile Colin is listed in Tardy and Pierre Kjellberg, Bronzes of the 19th century.
Emile Colin worked in second half the 19th century for number of renowned artists, including Carrier Belleuse, Feuchère, Fratin, Pradier, Theodore Rivière, Mathurin Moreau, Mindron, and Charpentier. He sent a bronze clock and some marble vases decorated with bronze to the 1893 Chicago exhibition, in addition to some sculpture. The Colin foundry was located at 29 Rue de Sevinge, Paris in 1843, and then at 17 Rue des Tournelles from 1914.
Complete with original pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.
About us - All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free.
Click the movie player below to see the this actual clock