Beautiful Early Ormolu and White Marble Portico Clock with Silk Suspension.
~ French - Circa 1860 ~
~~ Excellent condition ~~
A lovely early Portico clock, particularly early with silk suspension movement. It is white marble with ormolu mounts, finely modelled as floral swags and baskets of fruit and flowers. Pendulum can be seen swinging below the movement mounted in the pediment of the portico, this is also modelled as a basket of flowers.
The dial is enamel on copper and is complete with original finely fretted gilt brass hands. Back door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen, the clock would display very well on a table.
The French movement is of the highest quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully serviced by our clockmaker. Pendulum is original. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the movie 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 are some
nibbles to the edges of the marble and the marble has discoloured to a pleasant
cream colour in places, particularly the urns on top of the clock. There is some
very minor wear to the original gilding on the high spots. The dial has some
slight chipping around the right hand winding hole.
Click the movie player below to hear and see the clock run - large file, may take a moment to start.
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