Superb Rococo Ormolu mounted Boulle Clock ~ Goddess Pheme

~ French - Circa 1880 ~

~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~

A stunning original antique French Rococo clock standing over 2 feet in height. Sumptuously made Boulle marquetry of red shell veneer delicately inlaid with brass and mounted with fine ormolu (fine gilded bronze). Beautiful Rococo shape with glazed door to allow the sunburst pendulum to be seen gently swinging within. The inside is also decorated with Boulle work to the inside of the rear door and a Trompe-l'oeil effect to the floor. To the top is a beautifully modelled figure of Pheme, the Greek goddess of fame with her trumpet.

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£5750 English Pounds Sterling

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stock code:

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The dial is also gilt bronze with 12 individual enamel cartouches and blued steel hands.

The French movement is by H & F of Paris and is of the highest quality. It is the large square plated version of the Pendule de Paris movement. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. The large sunburst pendulum is original and the clock is complete with original front door key. It runs for 8 days on one wind and strikes the hours and halves on a large bell. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!

Condition of the case is excellent, the shell veneer is excellent with only very minor losses. Brass inlay is also excellent, very slight losses and only some very very slight lifting in places. Ormolu is also excellent, clean and bright. Dial is also excellent with just some very slight nibbles to the cartouches. The front door lock is fully working with original key.  

 
H & F Paris clockmaker's mark on the movement backplate and the label of the retailer Oppenheimer on the inside of the case.

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

 

Dimensions of clock:

inches

Height 24 1/2", Width 11 1/2", Depth 6"

 

centimetres

Height 62.5 cm, Width 29 cm, Depth 15 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 employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. 

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