Antique Clock French Ormolu Empire Bronze Early 19th Century Large Bell Striking
French Empire Mantel Clock, Circa 1820. A fine quality antique French empire mantel clock dating to the early 19th century, circa 1820. The piece is an exquisite example of a double patinated bronze clock and depicts a country gentleman seated on a rocky clock drum. The gentleman features realistic and clear characteristics. To the front elevation, the base features repousse work with shells and scroll work. The clock drum features a white enamel dial with hand painted Roman numerals and minute marks alongside scrolled hands surrounded by a beaded ormolu rim. The original mechanism is present 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 by the renowned and one of the most important 19th century clockmakers, Japy Freres. The bell, pendulum and winding key are present.
36 cm high x 25.5 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.