A fine and rare clock dating to circa 1827. A very fine example of a French Empire fire gilded ormolu / mercury clock depicting a young gentleman draped in smart clothes featuring fine detail reclining.
On the clocks drum with literary attributes nearby in the form of piled books and a scroll. The figure of the gentleman has been finely chiselled; he has very realistic features; pay particular attention to the face, hands and finger nails. The clock demonstrates the finest quality of craftsmanship.
To the front elevation, the clock features a silvered dial with hand painted Roman numerals. This fine clock stands upon a rectangular base. The front elevation of the base features shells and floral motifs.
The original mechanism is present without modification featuring a suspension silk thread. The clock features a twin train mechanical movement striking the hours and half on a bell. The clock is regulated by a count wheel. The clock is a rare example and is stamped to the mechanism'E Lesieur 1827'. Lesieur was a renowned clock maker and often collaborated with one of the most important bronze makers.The original bell, pendulum and winding key are present. 32.5 cm high x 25.5 cm wide. Condition: Overall, the clock is in good working condition. The ormolu is in good condition and retains a very good colour.
Please note, whilst the clock currently works, during transport, all clocks are moved around a lot, and therefore, they may require setting up upon receiving them as well as the possibility of requiring professional assistance or a service as they can get'stuck'. There is no guarantee that the clock will work smoothly after it has been transported. Please study the pictures and ask any questions that you may have. All of our labels are bought online, and therefore all have tracking to ensure the item arrives to you.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks". The seller is "alpha_and_omega_antiques" and is located in this country: GB.
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