The reverse of the porcelain is signed by the artist and numbered with the movement serial number (see the picture below). A mask of old father time is mounted to each side and to the top is an urn with rams head handles. The rear door is glazed with frosted glass. Please note that this type of clock does not have a front bezel. The clock sits on its gesso base.
The French movement is by Japy Frères and is of the makers usual high quality. It 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 on the video below to hear the bell and watch the clock running.
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with slight wear mainly to the rear and very slight discolouration in places. The porcelain is also in excellent condition with no damage and only slight wear to the over glaze gilt decoration. The gesso base has been recovered with fresh fabric. There is a repair to the left hand side of the gesso base.
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