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Antique French Gilt Brass Portico Clock Set.

~ French - Circa 1880 ~

~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled & running ~~ 

A very decorative gilt brass cased portico clock set. It is classical in style with the clock movement supported on four columns, the front two being caryatids, columns formed as goddesses. The gilt brass pendulum formed as a classical mask and is visible swinging below the movement. Above the movement are two Lions Rampant. Candelabra have caryatids for the stems to match the pillars of the clock and have three lights. The branches are modelled with stylised lions and are complete with original snuffers.  

The dial is also gilt brass and is mounted with 12 individual enamel cartouche letters. The bezel is fitted with convex glass. The rear door of the case is also glazed to allow the movement to be seen.  

The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is original.  It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!

Condition of the case is excellent with clean and bright finish and there are no losses. There is some very minor wear to the original gilding on the high spots. Candelabra are slightly distorted and the front left hand foot of the clock is distorted, we think that this is an original casting fault. The dial is also in very good condition, the cartouches have no chips or scratches, just some wear to the lettering.

Complete with original pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.

Dimensions of clock:

inches Height 13 1/2", Width 8 3/4", Depth 6 1/2"
  centimetres Height 34.5 cm, Width 22.5 cm, Depth 6.5 cm

Dimensions of candelabra:

inches Height 13 1/4", Width 8 3/4", Depth 4 1/4"
  centimetres Height 33.5cm, Width 19.5 cm, Depth 11 cm

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 employee 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 run -
(large file, may take a moment to start).


Full Size video - click here!

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International Shipping is no problem - fully insured

UK postage by courier will be 20

International shipping to USA and Europe will be 45 by Air with insurance.

Rest of the world including Australia and Far East will be 75

  We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier.
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