|Description of the item|
A really well executed gilded brass mantel clock. Of good size and colour, these are popular placed against similarly gilded mirrors over fireplaces. It has a very detailed case, much crisper than the cheaper 'spelter' made clocks, with floral swags, beading and foliage, all surmounted with a cameo. In excellent running order with 'sleepy' finish, which can be brightened on request.
|Information about the maker|
As described below, we've not had the clock apart so we are unsure of the maker. However it is clearly French with a typical 2-train Paris movement, dating to the end of the C 19th.
|Dimensions & Specification|
Gilt brass hightly detailed case. The dial is enamel on copper with blue lettering and the original gilt brass fretted hands. Weekly wind 2 tran movement, marking the half hours and counting the hours on a crisp bell. Countwheel controlled striking. Glass door to rear
308mm (31cm) tall, 253mm (25cm) wide, 143mm (14.3cm) deep.
To keep the cost down we are offering the clock in 'as-found' condition. It is in full working order, running sweetly and accurately. The case is undamaged with a natural patina to the gilding. The gilding can be cleaned to a bright finish (at extra cost) if required to match a mirror with a newer finish. The movement can be cleaned and serviced but it better left a few years.
|Cost of Restoration|
Cleaning of the gilding and the movement available on request. (if required).
|What to do next|
If you'd like to buy this clock, or would like some more information or reassurance, please contact us about this item.
If you live near in the North West of England, we may be able to arrange viewing.
Local delivery & set-up is from £35.
Local customers can add a 12 month warranty for £50
Shipping in the UK approx £30. Elsewhere, please enquire.