To the top is an ornate handled urn draped with a laurel garland and mounted with a portrait of a classical figure. The dial is also gilt bronze and is mounted with 12 individual enamel cartouches for the hours and an engraved ring for the minutes. It is complete with its original blued steel hands. The rear door is also glazed to allow the movement to be seen.
The French movement is of high quality and is by Japy Frères. 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 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 dial is also in excellent condition just some tiny nibbles next to the winding holes. There are some light scratches to the original glass.
G. Philippe is listed in Tardy, Dictionnaire Des Horlogers at the Gallery Montpensier, Palais Royal, Paris in 1870.
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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