Rare Swinging Cherub Clock
~ French - Circa 1870 ~
~~ Excellent condition ~~
An interesting and very decorative clock with a cherub seated on a swing acting as the pendulum.
The movement is of excellent quality and is by the famous maker Farcot of Paris. The dial is enamel on copper. The front plate of the movement is skeletonised so that the internal workings of the movement are visible. The movement runs for 8 days. The case is very attractive and is decorated with roses, a bow and is surmounted by a pair of doves. The charming cherub is very nicely cast.
In order to achieve the front to back motion of the cherub, a special escapement is used. Patented by Farcot in 1862, it uses 2 escape wheels and a disc of hardened silver steel.
The movement is of beautiful quality and is in excellent condition. We have cleaned and serviced the movement - the movement is in full working order and keeps fairly good time although please note this is a novelty clock. The case is in good condition. The gilt is a little worn and dull, we have lightly waxed the case to bring up the gilt. We have re-attached the doves - this is not noticeable except on very close inspection. The enamelled dial has two hairline cracks.
A great find for the
collector and a very decorative addition to your home!
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