French Empire Gilt Mantel Clock

French Empire Gilt Mantel Clock

c. 1810 France

Offered by Timepiece Antique Clocks

£3,400 gbp
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First Empire, gilt bronze portico clock, circa 1810

This superb hand-built clock exudes elegance and fine craftsmanship. The gilt bronze clock case is finely embellished with floral motifs. The four Corinthian columns have wonderful crisp decoration. The white enamel dial showing roman numerals and Brequet moon hands. The grid iron pendulum lending strength and momentum to the overall look. This early eight-day movement of Paris, will strike both hours and half hours on a bell.

As a note of interest, the gridiron pendulum was invented by the British clockmaker John Harrison circa 1726 and was later modified by John Ellicot. It is a temperature compensated pendulum which became associated with quality timekeeping.

This clock has been exquisitely made by wonderful craftsmen and has obviously stood the test of time. A clock to delight the owner, with its timeless elegance. A beautiful piece of history for your home.
Dimensions
Height 21.00 inch (53.34 cm)
Width 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Depth 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
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