A Magnificent Giant 19th century Clock Face from a church or town hall Clock Tower in southern France, one of an original pair- the second now sold. The faces were constructed with enamelled panels on top of copper bases, the enamel having been worn and cracked over the years so that now the copper shows through in several places, now completely stabilised but giving the old face a wonderfully distressed look. The pair of hands are original and adjustable. The mechanism of the clock is no longer in existence. (Its possible to get modern electric movements fitted to make the clocks workable.) The Clock is lettered with the makers name and address 'L.Joly & Huchez- Ferrieres- Oise'. Second photo shows the pair on either side of our house front door.
Primary photo shows Milly with the clockface to give some human scale ! The other clockface of this pair is now sold -to the Jazz Café in Camden, North London. .
The faces measure 80 inches each in diameter. circa 1860-1890.
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