The dial is porcelain enamel on copper and is complete with its original finely cut gilt hands and is faintly signed for the bronze founder / retailer. Please note that this type of clock does not have a glazed bezel or a rear door.
The French movement is of high quality and is by Vincenti et Cie. 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. The frame of the urn does have some wear. The porcelain is also excellent. The dial is very good, there is a chip to the left hand winding hole and the Miroy signature is rubbed and faint.
The clock is signed to both the dial and the movement for the Parisian bronze founder / retailer Miroy Frères. The company is listed in Tardy, Dictionnaire Des Horlogers Francais as working in 1860 at Rue d'Angouleme, Paris. The movement also has the mark of the clockmaker Vincenti.
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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