The urn to the top shows the young gentleman playing a lute and the smaller panels show tranquil country scenes. The dial is also porcelain and has a finely painted scene of a folly beside a lake surrounded by trees. It is complete with its original finely fretted gilt brass hands and convex glass.
The French movement is by Louis Japy and is of the maker's usual high quality. 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 occasional slight discolouration and marks. The porcelain is also in excellent condition, some slight wear to the over glaze gilt decoration particularly on the dial and a small nibble to the left hand winding hole.
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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