A French skeleton clock

A French skeleton clock

Price: € 5850

Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



A French skeleton clock A French skeleton clock A French skeleton clock A French skeleton clock A French skeleton clock

A French skeleton clock. Fire gilded bronze case with a round base with a diameter of 13.5 cm, including four ball feet,

Description

A French skeleton clock

Dial

The 9 cm white enamelled chapter ring with a width of 5.5 mm and Roman hour numerals is surrounded by minute dashes and Arabic numerals every quarter. Cast and gilded bronze hands, Fleur de Lys. Within the chapter ring an open center ("skeleton")

Movement

An eight-day spring-powered movement with anchor escapement and a Medusa pendulum with silk suspension. Bell percussion in full the whole hour and once every half hour by means of a locking disc. On the back of the PCB an adjustment knob for the regulator.

Housing

Fire-gilded bronze case with a round base with a diameter of 13.5 cm, under which four ball feet, in the middle of the base a round elevation and on the side four pilasters, these bear a round plinth, surrounded by an openwork on the upright rim, in which four ornamental buttons. The timepiece is carried by a round bow. Around the chapter ring we see an openwork border, which is crowned with floral motifs and an eagle. the whole in original fire gilding.

Origin
France
Period
Empire, around 1795
Material
Gilded bronze, enamel
Reference
100-8
Sizes
38.5 cm

Offered by

Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks

't Hofke 28
5374 HE Schaijk
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 51 169 169
http://www.clocksantique.nl

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