The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with separate minute ring and delicately fretted gilt hands. The rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen.
The French movement is by Japy Frères and is of high quality. It is the early version of the Paris movement with a spring hammer stop. On the back plate is the clockmaker's mark. It 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 below to hear the bell and watch the clock running.
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration and there are no losses. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage. There are some light scratches to the original glass. A lovely clock in excellent original condition.
Complete with original pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.
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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