c.1880 Rare French Portico Clock with Turret Form movement.

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c.1880 Rare French Portico Clock with Turret Form movement.
Inv. #: f247
Description:

A late 19th century French mantle clock with the turret form movement and dial mounted on different planes.

Case:

The gilt-bronze and mahogany portico style case has the movement above and the dial and motion work below set between the two front Doric columns.

Dial:

The white porcelain chapter-ring dial has black Roman numerals for the hours, brass spade hands and the motion work suspended in the center.

Movement:

The eight-day time and strike turret form movement has large screwed posts, shaped plates, a Brocot style escapement, a compensating pendulum with a screwed beat adjustment, a knurled hand-set and strikes on a glass bell.

Ref:

For a clock with a similar form see: ‘Skeleton Clocks’, Royer-Collard, pg.72.

Size: 19 in. x 10 in.
Retail Price: $ 9200.

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