The cherubs are finely modelled in patinated bronze. The base is formed of ormolu with swept scrolling feet and red marble. Candelabra also have red marble bases and a Rococo urn that holds four scrolling acanthus arms aloft. The bronze work is signed "F C" for the Parisian bronze founder F Camus.
The dial is formed of applied letters to the bronze orb with finely cut serpentine hands, beautifully hand detailed.
The French movement is by Vincenti and is of 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 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 bronze patination is original and is also in excellent condition with just an occasional mark and discolouration. The marble is also in excellent condition with a good polish and no significant damage. Candelabra have previously been electrified and have a hole for the cable. Candelabra are slightly distorted.
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.
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