The lozenge shaped dial is matted silvered brass, screen printed with numerals and with square formed blued steel hands. It is signed for the retailer E. Bourgedi, Doudeville. The bezel is chrome plated and has it's original convex glass.
The French movement is of excellent quality. It is a traditional 'Pendule de Paris' movement with a pendulum. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled and tested by our clockmaker. Pendulum is a replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video below to see the clock running and striking.
Condition of the case is excellent, The figures have a good original patination with only minor wear. Her early plastic hands and head are in excellent condition and have mellowed in colour, one hand more than the other. The Onyx is in excellent condition with a superb polish. There are some minor nibbles to the edges and a slight chip to the front left hand foot. The dial is also in excellent condition with some slight wear and marks.
Menneville was the pseudonym for the sculptor Ugo Cipriani (1897 – 1960). He was a Prolific Italian sculptor born in Florencia, Italy on 13th August 1897, died in Paris in June 1960. He studied at the famous Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. He followed in his Father's footsteps as he too was a sculptor. One of Ugo Cipriani’s most famous works is a statue of the patriot Oberdan in the Oberdan’s square in Florencia dated 1919. He left Italy for France around 1935-1937 to escape from Mussolini’s fascist government and became a political refugee in Paris where he kept on working until his death. He Produced many fine art deco statuary items in various mediums including spelter and ivorine, bronze and terracotta.
Complete with 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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