Here is a nice Majolica Style Porcelain Case Clock for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
Nice Porcelain Case Clock here with a French movement and open escapement.
The clock has a floral designed porcelain case. Great raised rose flowering designs on the front of the clock case. The case has a beautiful dark blue background. The designs are then done in green, pink, yellow, and brown with brown colored handles to the case.
The case does show very minor crazing to the finish. We see no cracks or hairlines to bring to your attention. Some finish loss at the base of the legs. Some loss to the rose petals and chipping there, but still has a great look to it. The base of the clock had a great yellow colored border with sea shells with pink accents. The metal back door is still in place on the clock. Some scratching to the porcelain finish of the clock on the back to the left of the door.
Beautiful porcelain ring face on this clock. Some hairlines in the porcelain face. The grommet rings are in place around the wind holes. Some chipping to the face where the speed adjustment piece is at the top of the face. The hands match and look appropriate to the clock. Nice gold trim ring around the face. The bezel is securely attached to the case by the hinge. The beveled glass in the bezel is intact, no cracking or blistering to the glass.
The movement is a brass French one. Has "V. R." and Brevette Paris engraved in the bottom middle of the back plate. The rays of the sun are part of the maker logo that is above the VR.
The movement also has the numbers "27613" and "4" and "11" on the movement. The two wind springs feel sound when keyed. The movement and gearing are all there. This is most likely an 8 day movement. When manually run the hands the movement clicks on the half hour and hour, but the strike hammer does not move. The clock comes with a vintage wind key. There is no pendulum or strike bell with the movement, so cannot test if running or not. Suspension spring and hanger for the pendulum is in place. So, this clock is being sold in not running and striking condition.
The Majolica Style Clock stands 13.75" tall, by 13.5" across, by 5.75" wide. The clock face is 4-3/8" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
As can be expected when dealing with an antique clock, some adjustments may be needed after shipping to get the clock re-running correctly again as they can be very delicate. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Please ask any questions relating to this matter, before you decide to purchase it.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections of antique items in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. Don't be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions!
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