The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with blue lettering and beautifully fretted gilt brass hands and convex glass. It is signed by the case maker André Hoffmann. The rear door is also glazed to allow the movement to be seen.
The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is an old replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video 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 some wear in places. The porcelain is in excellent condition with no damage. The dial is also in excellent condition with just some slight marks.
The dial of this clock is signed by André Hoffmann, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris. He is listed in Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais as working in 1850.
Complete with 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.
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