A fine and rare clock dating to circa 1827. A very fine and rare example of a French Empire fire gilded ormolu / mercury clock depicting a young lady draped in a flowing dress featuring fine detail. The lady is seated and is at her desk reading a book next to a Neo Grec oil lamp. The desk is covered with a cloth, is decorated with tassels and houses the clock drum.
The figure of the lady has been finely chiselled; she has very realistic features; pay particular attention to the face, hands and finger nails and hair. The clock demonstrates the finest quality of craftsmanship. To the front elevation, the clock features an ebonised dial with Roman numerals.
This fine clock stands upon a rectangular base. The front elevation of the base features repoussé work with shells, scroll work, pears, apples and grapes.
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 mechanism is stamped H.
Onoré Pons 1827 and was created by the important Parisian clock maker. The original bell, pendulum and winding key are present. 43 cm high x 36.5 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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