The large dial is porcelain enamel on copper with its original finely fretted gilt hands and convex glass.
The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. It is the large, square plated version of the Pendule de Paris movement. 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.
An 18th century clock of similar design can be found illustrated in 'H. Ottomeyer et P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, I, p. 182, fig. 3.8.5. That example is part of the collection of the Louvre, Paris.
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. We have replaced the fabric with fresh.
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.
Click the movie player below to see the this actual clock