Rare Cherub On A Swing Boudoir Clock with visible escapement. A super, rare original antique French clock featuring a cherub swinging back and forth as the pendulum. It uses a single escape wheel with pin-pallets acting at 90 degrees to achieve the back and forth swing.
The beauty of this design is that the escapement is between the plates and therefore visible through the skeletonised front plate of the movement through the centre of the dial. This is a delightful clock to watch, please see the video below.
The case is beautifully simple and chic, made of the semi-translucent rock alabaster, with a beautifully thin urn to the top and gilt metal acanthus to the pillars and feet. The original cherub pendulum is gilt metal. The dial is enamel on copper in the form of a ring around the centre which is open to allow the skeletonised movement to be seen including the pin-pallet escapement. Please note, this type of clock does not have a glazed bezel or a rear door. The French movement is of lovely quality and runs beautifully.
We have fully overhauled it and tested it to ensure proper running. It runs for 8 days on one wind. Condition of the case is very good, the alabaster is crisp and clean with a good polish.
Alabaster is a delicate material and there is some marking, discolouration and nibbles to the edges. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage.
The metal work including the cherub is in excellent clean and bright condition This is a rare and delightful clock to add to your collection. Paris clockmaker's mark on the movement backplate along with "Patent" in French. Complete with original pendulum and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Listed in UKP and USD, please see our store for your prefered currency.
Height 12", Width 8 1/4", Depth 3 1/2. Height 31 cm, Width 21 cm, Depth 9 cm. All of our clocks are original antiques , we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements.
Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. Cherub On A Swing Boudoir Clock with Visible Escapement Antique French - YouTube. Video will open in a new window. We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier.
>> See more in our Shop >>. The item "Rare Cherub On A Swing Antique French Boudoir Clock with visible escapement 1870" is in sale since Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900".The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in Derbyshire, Heart of England. This item can be shipped worldwide.