The case is Baroque in style, formed of bold scrolls of acanthus. The dial shows a charming scene of the King and Queen. To the sides of the dial are fretted panels of acanthus backed with porcelain. The clock is complete with its original gesso base. Please note that this style of clock does not have a glass bezel or a rear door to the case.
The French movement is by Achille Brocot and is of superb quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. It is fitted with a dead-beat escapement and rack striking. Pendulum is original. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell.
Condition of the case is
excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with slight wear
and discolouration. Porcelain is also excellent, over glaze gilt is very good
with slight wear and there is a very light hairline on one of the rear pink
porcelain orbs. There is some slight discolouration to the pink ground and a few
turquoise 'jewels' missing from the urn. We have replaced the fabric on the gesso base for fresh.
There is a mark on the rear of the base, possibly the remains of a label.
Achille Brocot was a member of the renowned Brocot clockmaking family, the eldest son of Louis Gabriel Brocot. He was treasurer to La Société des Horlogers in Paris and was awarded First Class Medal at the 1855 Paris Exhibition - Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers.
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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