Eugéne Farcot Rare Large Marble Cherub On A Swing Boudoir Clock

~ French - Circa 1870 ~

~~ Excellent condition, fully working ~~

A super, rare original antique French clock featuring a cherub swinging back and forth as the pendulum. It is particularly rare, being the larger version with a marble case rather than the more often seen alabaster cased models, which are smaller. It is also the Farcot version, the best one, patented by Farcot in 1862. It uses a double escapement with a half moon pallet to achieve the front to back motion for the cherub. The front plate of the movement is skeletonised and is visible through the centre of the dial. The case is beautifully simple and chic, carved from white marble. The original cherub pendulum is gilt metal. This is a delightful clock to watch, please see the video below.

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The large dial is enamel on copper in the form of a ring around the centre which is open to allow the skeletonised movement to be seen. Please note, this type of clock does not have a glazed bezel or a rear door.

The French movement is by Farcot and is of lovely quality. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been thoroughly tested in our workshop. It runs for 8 days on one wind. Click the video clip below to watch the clock running!

Condition of the case is very good, marble is a delicate material and there are some marks, discolouration, and nibbles and chips to the edges, particularly to the rear of the top. There is some staining to the marble particularly around the dial. The front corners are slightly chipped. The dial is in excellent condition with no damage. The metal work including the cherub is in excellent clean and bright condition This is a rare and delightful clock to add to your collection. 

Eugéne Farcot 'Escapement Patented' mark on the movement backplate

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


Dimensions of clock:


Height 13 3/4", Width 11", Depth 4 3/4"



Height 35 cm, Width 28 cm, Depth 12 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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