c.1820 French Keyhole Skeleton Clock.

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c.1820 French Keyhole Skeleton Clock.
Inv. #: p168
Description:

An early 19th century French weight-driven keyhole skeleton clock with an ormolu frame, delicate gear work and marble base.

Dial:

The finely lettered white porcelain chapter ring dial has inner and outer cast ormolu bezels, cast ormolu hands, black Arabic numbers for the hours and Arabic 15-minute marks.

Movement:

The shaped ormolu frame supports the two thin vertical movement plates. The particularly finely cut vertically oriented gear work incorporates wolf tooth teeth, lantern pinions, double weights, and a single armed pinwheel escapement. The pendulum has a steel rod, brass lenticular bob, screwed beat adjustment and knife-edge escapement.

Ref:

For more information on keyhole skeleton clocks see: ‘Continental and American Skeleton Clocks’, Derek Roberts, pg. 90.

Size: Height: 17 in.
Width 13 in.
Depth 5 in.
Retail Price: On Request

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