The dial porcelain enamel on copper. It is complete with original finely cut blued steel hands.
The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is a 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 original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration and there are no losses. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage.
The movement backplate is marked for the maker Ferdinand Verger (1851-1928) was the founder of the firm and a master watchmaker and jeweller. He apprenticed at the age of 11, worked in London for a time, and then moved to Paris where he became the French agent for Vacheron and Constantin in 1879. In 1911 Ferdinand moved the firm to 51 rue Sainte Anne under the name of Verger Frères, as he trained his sons, Henri and Georges, to join the firm. In 1920 Ferdinand left the company to his sons. It was during the time that Henri and Georges ran Verger Freres that it reached its peak. The firm became one of the most famous clock designers of the 1920s. They were particularly known for their innovative use of precious materials in clocks, stands, frames and watches, employing only in-house lapidaries and stone-setters. The business between Verger Freres and Vacheron and Constantin developed into a partnership, while they also produced for all of the great jewellers of the day: Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet, Janesich, Lacloche, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and many more.
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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