To the base is a finely painted panel of exotic birds attending to a nest, set within a cartouche with pompadour blue ground. The dial is enamel on copper with a blue hour ring and a separate black minute ring. The original hands are finely fretted gilt brass and the rear door is also glazed with convex glass to allow the movement to be seen. The clock sits upon it's original gesso base.
The French movement is of high quality and has both the early Japy Frères clockmaker's mark and also the retailer / case makers mark of Rollin Paris on the backplate. It is the earlier version of Pendule de Paris movement with outside hammer return spring. The clock case unusually has the movement serial number stamped into it confirming the case and movement to be original to each other. 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 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 with just some slight wear on the high spots. The dial is also in excellent condition just a small chip to the edge of the dial near the '15' and near the '60'. We have replaced the fabric on the base.
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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