French Porcelain Clock, Antique China Clock, 100% Original and in Mint restored Condition, Circa 1870 -1880, signed movement, all matching serial numbers. Clock is 12 1/2" tall, 7 1/4" wide at the base, 5" deep, porcelain dial is 3 1/2" diameter minute track to minute track, 4 1/2" diameter overall. 100% original, no cracks no chips, no repairs, no negatives. The case is marked SARREGUMINES 2205E. The mint porcelain dial is signed by the retailer A. Roffy, 19 Rue La Martine Paris. The movement is signed Japy Feres Paris. The movement, pendulum and bezel are all matched serial numbers 23429, as they should be. The rear dust cover and front bezel with beveled convex glass crystal have the original fire gilt gold finish, NOT spray painted gold. See photos of what a professionally restored movement looks like. The round French movement of this clock was disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned, springs removed from the barrels, all pivots were resurfaced and polished on a lathe, 4 bronze bushings were installed in worn pivot holes, the pallets of the Brocot escapement (which is situated between the plates) were polished and trued to the escape wheel. The clock runs and chimes accurately for 7 days. All of my Antique Clocks are run and tested for 30 days before being offered for sale. The chime is on the original silver bell, chiming the hours and once on the half hour. Strong pendulum amplitude for a French clock with Brocot escapement. French clocks are precision timepieces and were not designed to have a strong pendulum amplitude, unlike their American and German counterparts. See photos.
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Som additional Information To assist you in purchasing a good Antique Clock.The value of a Antique Clock is directly attributed to RESTORED CONDITION & ORIGINALITY. Saying the restoration work was performed and actually performing the restoration work by a knowledgeable clockmaker are two different issues.The vast percentage of old clocks have a great deal of wear and should be completely disassembled for cleaning. This is the only way one can inspect for wear and then eliminate all the friction created by the wear.The latest is the clock was "Professionally Cleaned", this means absolutely nothing. Simply dumping the clock movement into a can of Carburetor cleaner to wash off the dirt will not eliminate years of wear. Yes, the clock may run for a few months with a healthy dose of WD-40. This is not proper clock servicing. Questions you need to ask are:
1. Is the clock or watch movement original to the case.
2. What has been replaced and has the clock movement been properly restored?
Request this information in writing. When the terms such as "Good Running Order", "Running", "Runs Great" generally means the clock is not keeping time and probably will not, this also means it has not been properly restored. Therefore you will need to spend several hundred dollars to have the clock put right.These few tips will save you some serious problems and money. I am a clock maker with 35+ years experience and sell only 100% Legitimate Antique Clocks in Mint to Excellent Restored condition. We offer some very nice decorative antique clocks with quartz movements. These few pieces are exceptional looking even though the clock movements could not be restored.
We have a large selection, over 70, professionally restored antique Wall, Mantel, Shelf, Desk and Porcelain clocks listed. I have a good inventory of Tall Case, Long Case or Grandfather Clocks in our shop but not listed on this site.
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