French 19th Century Grey Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture
French 19th Century Grey Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture
French 19th Century Grey Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture
French 19th Century Grey Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture
French 19th Century Grey Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture
French 19th Century Grey Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture

RAINGO FRERES, PARIS (worked 1829-c.1900)

French 19th Century Grey Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture

c. 1880 France

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19th century French grey marble and ormolu clock garniture by Raingo Freres, circa 1880.

The clockmaker and bronzier Raingo Frères was founded in 1813 by Zacharie Joseph Raingo. Born in 1775 in Belgium, lived in Tournai and moved to Paris in 1813. It is noted in Tardys book that Raingo Freres worked from 1860-1900 at Rue Vielle de Temple. In Tournai, he probably made one of his first astronomical clocks with planetarium which was his specialty.

Raingo was named the "Watchmaker-Mécanicien" by the Duke of Orleans and "Watchmaker-Mécanicien du Garde-Meuble de la Couronne" (Supplier of the King of France) in 1824. His work was renowned for its high quality, particularly the quality of their ormolu. They won several medals for their work.

This particular Raingo clock set is simply superb. From the marble quality, color, to the overall shape of the clock, to the quality and color of the ormolu embellishment and the beautiful enamel dial, this garniture exudes finesse and elegance and superior craftsmanship.

The eight-day movement - Achille Brocot regulating suspension, will strike the hour and half hours on a bell. As mentioned above, the enamel dial is in wonderful condition with two tone Arabic and roman numerals, decorative pierced hands and Raingo signature. The aperature above XIII for fast and slow regulation.

The original matching candelabra are also in wonderful condition with decorative chains and notably the four sides on the candelabra base are embellished with ormolu mounts.

A truly stunning, luxurious clock garniture. The beautiful soft grey tone of the marble highlights the Fine decorative ormolu mounts.
Dimensions
Height 17.00 inch (43.18 cm)
Width 11.50 inch (29.21 cm)
Depth 5.00 inch (12.70 cm)
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