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Ormolu and Onyx Marble Pendule D'Officier
retailer - Waring and Gillow, London

~ French - Circa 1900 ~

~~ Excellent condition ~~ 

A small and beautifully chic original antique French Louis XVI style 'Pendule D'Officier, retailed by the famous firm of Waring and Gillow. It of excellent quality and is made of the most stunning variegated green onyx mounted with fine ormolu (finely gilded brass) mounts. The dial is lettered in blue on a cream enamel ground on copper and has the Waring and Gillow signature. It is fitted with original delicately fretted brass hands and convex glass bezel. 

The handle is a depiction of Ouroboros, the serpent eating its own tail, a symbol of the continuity of life in mythology.      

The French movement is of excellent quality and has a platform escapement - no pendulum to set up. It has been fully overhauled by our clockmaker, runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell, click the movie below to see and hear the movement!

The finish of the ormolu is excellent, bright and clean with just some very minor wear. The onyx is also in excellent condition with just some minor nibbles to the edges. The original glass has some bubbles and ripples on close inspection. The dial is in very good condition with no chips or scratches.

Complete with bell and a suitable key.

Dimensions of clock:

inches Height 10 3/4", Width 6", Depth 4 1/2"
  centimetres Height 27.5 cm, Width 15 cm, Depth 11.5 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 25

International shipping to USA and Europe will be 55 by Air with insurance.

Rest of the world including Australia and Far East will be 85

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