Below the dial, the body of the lyre is hung with extending plumes of acanthus leaves tied with bows. The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with floral swags and beautifully cut and pieced gilt brass hands.
The French movement is of high quality and is by Vincenti. It 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.
One notable feature of this clock is the cockerel or rooster heads forming the termination of the acanthus decoration. The origin of this emblem dates back to Ancient history but is believed to have been used most widely after the revolution in 1789. Symbolizing the National Emblem of France, the Gallic Rooster adorned French flags during that time. The significance of this symbol lies in its play on words, with "gallus" meaning both Gaul and rooster in Latin, making it a meaningful representation of the French people.
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration. The dial is also in excellent condition with 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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