c.1770 French Ormolu and Ebonized Mantle Clock

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c.1770 French Ormolu and Ebonized Mantle Clock
Inv. #: DF9

Chevrau A PARIS


The well-lettered white porcelain dial has large Arabic five-minute marks, Roman numerals for the hours, decorative ormolu hands and is signed by the maker, ‘Chevrau A PARIS’.


The large eight-day time and strike movement has an early Brocot escapement with the fast/slow out the dial and a large star shaped countwheel.


This model depicts Cleopatra and the serpent on an ebonized base with ormolu mounts.
Jean Pierre Chevrau is listed as being born in 1742, apprenticed in 1758 and becoming a master in 1778.

Size: 13 in.

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