The front of the clock is formed as open lattice to allow a glimpse of the pendulum gentle swinging within. The porcelain is marked with an imitation Meissen mark and is by one of several French makers imitating Meissen at the time. The dial is porcelain enamel with it's original finely fretted gilt hands and convex bezel. The rear door is glazed with frosted glass.
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 to hear the bell and watch the clock running.
Condition of the case is excellent, porcelain has some small losses as is to be expected, a small piece of stem to the top, some small losses to petals, a light hairline through one cherubs foot. There are four very small areas of scratching that have been touched in, two to the front of the base and two to the rear of the clock. There is some slight rubbing to the over-glaze gilt decoration. The dial has no damage.
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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