Fretted panels backed with fabric lighten the design. The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with delicately fretted gilt 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 below to hear the bell and watch the clock running.
This model is very similar to the clock signed by Robert Osmond, illustrated in H. Ottomeyer et P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, I, p. 129, fig. 2.8.19.
Robert Osmond (1711 - 1789) became a master bronzier in Paris in 1746. His nephew, Jean-Baptiste Osmond became a master in 1764 and as of that date worked closely with his uncle. Prolific bronze casters and chasers, the Osmonds worked with equal success in both the Louis XV and the Neo-classical styles. Prized by connoisseurs of the period, their work was distributed by clockmakers although they made all types of furnishing objects, including fire dogs, wall lights and inkstands. Several examples of their work can be seen in museums including the Louvre, Getty and the Royal collection.
Condition of the case is
excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any
wear or discolouration. The dial is also in excellent
condition with no damage. We have replaced the red fabric with fresh.
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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