Antique French Marble and Ormolu Portico Clock

~ French - Circa 1880 ~

~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~

A beautiful original antique French portico clock of white marble mounted with ormolu (finely gilded bronze). The movement is held aloft on two marble pillars with the ormolu pendulum swinging gently below. Above is a pair of nesting birds, allegorical of love.  

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The dial is prettily painted with floral swags between the numbers on porcelain enamel. It is complete with it's original finely fretted gilt brass hands.

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, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright some slight discolouration and wear. The dial is also in excellent condition with just a chip to the edge that can't be seen with the bezel closed. Marble has some discolouration and nibbles to the edges. 

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


Dimensions of clock:


Height 13", Width 8 3/4", Depth 4 1/2"



Height 33 cm, Width 22.5 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 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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