Antique Porcelain Mantel Clock, made for the French Clock Market. This is the second and last of a pair of these exceptional rare French porcelain clocks. This particular clock is in near mint, un-restored 100% original condition. Circa 1860 - 1870. Clock is 10" tall, 4 1/2" wide at the base, 3 3/4" deep. The price is for the clock only, the hand blown French dome and wood base will be additional. The Dome measures 12 1/2" tall, ovoid 9 1/2" by 7". NO damage, cracks, chips or breaks to dome or wood base. The wood base retains its original black enamel finish and 4 wood bun feet. The miniature French clock movement is 2" diameter with original 9 Ruby and Sapphire jewels, 11 jewels if you count the two Ruby entrance and exit pallets, on the platform escapement. It is a week duration time piece, with amazing accuracy.
The glass dome is in perfect condition, NO cracks and clean throughout. It is available for an additional $200. Will definitely keep the dirt and dust off the clock. See photos of what a professionally restored movement looks like. This is a strong $3000 Antique. Not only is it a beautiful rare piece, It is functional, priced at a fraction of its current value. You will not find better for less.
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At the Drury House Antiques in Weston Vermont we offer over 60 Original and Restored Antique Clocks, ALL ON SALE. Stock up on the bargains, you are not going to find BETTER for less.
The clock and base/dome will have to be shipped separately. Estimate for dome is 4 1/2 pounds box size 19" by 12" by 12". Clock estimate is 7 1/2 pounds box size 16" by 12" by 12".
I have over 12 Antique French porcelain clocks, all under glass, all are silk thread suspensions, all unrestored. I don’t feel the need to sell them as of yet. Let me know if you collect these types of clock.
See photos of marked and low serial number movement. Photos show what a professionally restored movement show look like when properly done. The clock movement and platform were disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned, pivots polished, one bushing, and hair spring demagnetized. The balance wheel has strong oscillation.
The hand decorated porcelain dial is 2 1/2" diameter, in mint condition. The fire gilt gold on the hands, front bezel and rear dust cover is very strong and original. Beveled convex crystal is also mint.
The case has a very strong readable mark, blue mark is under glaze. See photo. The information we have been able to acquire is this mark was used from 1760 to 1800, the mark is known as a Hay fork, after 1800 the flower/sun burst was added.
Clock is the best quality porcelain, with three putti, aka cherubs at the top and two birds at the left. The gold highlighting is mint, no touch-up. The case is hand decorated with spring flowers; pansies and forget me nots. Note: these are hand painted and not transfers. One cherub has lost his wing. Otherwise the case is mint, No cracks, no crazing, no repair. The three putti have fine detailing and facial features.
This ultra fine porcelain clock has survived 140 years in near mint condition. You will not find better for less. All of my clocks come with a detailed set of instructions specific to the clock and a key. See photos.
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