This 19th Century Second Empire gilt metal and brass eight day mantle regulator clock is a time piece as well as a decorator piece. The façade of the clock features foliate decoration and volute feet on the lower portion. A male figure sits on the raised ground next to the movement casing holding a gun and a dove in a typical hunting scene. The white enamel dial features Roman numerals. The time and single bell movement is visible on the reverse. The movement also features a brass bob detachable gridiron pendulum which can be adjusted as well to fine tune the accuracy of the movement. The back plate is missing.The time piece is marked D G & Cie Paris, a well known horlogier of the time. The clock will chime once on the quarter hour and will ring the exact number of hours at the top of each hour. A winding key is also provided along with the clock. More than a hundred years later this clock still keeps excellent time to the minute due to its extraordinary craftsmanship. It has been serviced by our clock repair person. Measurements are: 12" by 12" by 5 1/2" deep.
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