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Magnificent French Antique Ormolu Clock

Circa 1870

~ Charles Pickard - Paris ~

~~ Excellent Condition  ~~ 

A truly stunning French gilded bronze clock of large and stately, but elegant proportions. Of the highest quality, festooned with swags, roses and ribbons and surmounted with a classical urn, this clock would look perfectly at home in a grand country house or a sumptuous city apartment.  The quality of the clock is evident in all aspects - in the crisp and bright modelling of the case, the enamel dial and the superb square plate movement with deadbeat escapement. The dial is signed for the retailer Charles Pickard of Paris. This clock is large and heavy (2 feet high) - would require an equally impressive fire place to sit on!

The clock runs for 8 days and strikes half - hourly on a bell.

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The movement is in excellent clean and fully running condition having been cleaned and serviced by our clockmaker. (See pictures below) The pendulum is a replacement but is the correct weight for the deadbeat escapement.

Condition of the case is very good - excellent bright condition, some dirt, tarnish and rubbing in places as you would expect. The clock arrived to us with a century's worth of dirt and soot which we have carefully washed off using a mild detergent - to reveal the splendour of the original gilding. There are no losses to the case, no damage to the dial except for some minor wear to the lettering of the retailers name. A small chip on the glass of the glass which can not really be seen and a missing winding hole grommet are the very minor defects. The back door glass has been replaced at some time. The bell is original.

Complete with key, pendulum and original bell!

Magnificent focal point for your grand drawing room, board room etc!

      Dimensions: Height 25 3/4", Width 20 3/4", Depth 8 3/4".

 

International Shipping is no problem

Will ship via specialist packer/shipper Anglo-Pacific Plc., We have used this company many times and we and our customers have been delighted by their service. Cost will be around $450 'Door to Door' fully insured to most destinations worldwide - please email your zip code for a quote - no obligation.  

UK delivery by specialist antiques couriers (clock is too large to be sent by parcel service) will be around 100 + VAT please email your postcode for a quote - no obligation. Free local delivery and set up in Derbyshire UK.

  Please email any questions to Julie@Dragon-Antiques.com.
 

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