Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock
Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock

Early 19th Century French Painted Portico Clock

c. 1825 France

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£1,700 gbp
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French painted black lacquered portico clock, circa 1825

Visually a stunning clock with marvellous paintings of sea creatures, shells, foliage and insects on a background of black lacquered timber. The case is of classical portico design with four Doric capital columns. The pie crust clock dial bezel is also beautifully executed. The silvered dial showing roman numerals and moon hands.

The star of the show, apart from the delicacy of the paintwork is the decorative gridiron pendulum. For your information, the gridiron pendulum is a temperature-compensated pendulum invented by British clockmaker John Harrison around 1726 and later modified by John Ellicott. Why temperature compensation? Fluctuations in temperature affect the rate of time-keeping. The polished highlights on the floral pattern is wonderful.

The delicate look to the artwork is simply stunning. The more you look the more you see on this clock. It would be a wonderful addition to your interior.

Sometimes it is easy to forget just how old these beautiful pieces are, how well they survived the years and obviously how much they were treasured. An heirloom to pass on to future generations.
Dimensions
Height 19.50 inch (49.53 cm)
Width 10.50 inch (26.67 cm)
Depth 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
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