Antique French Ormolu Mantel Clock, Circa 1850. A fine example of a French ormolu, bronze and sevres panel mantel clock, dating to circa 1850. The clock is formed in the Rococo style and features a finely chiselled cherub reading from a book whilst leaning against the clock drum. The dial with hand painted Roman Numerals and moon phase hands decorated with a beaded rim and surmounted by a garland of flowers.
The original mechanism is present without modification featuring an eight day movement. 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 by the renowned maker. Ncluded in the set is a 19th century gilt wood stand that would have been commissioned especially in order to allow the clock to stand precisely. The original bell, pendulum and winding key are present.25 cm high x 30 cm wide. 5 cm high x 31 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 ask any questions that you may have.