French Empire Mantle Clock

GBP 6,750.00

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Object Description

French Empire mantle clock, elegant patinated bronze vase shaped case standing on a stepped ormolu base with turned feet, four pineapple finials surmounted by an ormolu armillary sphere.

Finely chased bezel with engine turning to the enamel dial with Roman numerals signed ‘Negrier a Gueret’.

Eight day movement with outside countwheel striking and silk suspension. C.1815

(The armillary sphere is the universal scientific instrument for astronomical and nautical measures and was invented by Hippard c.150 bc, through Arab scientists it found it’s way to western Europe. During the sixteenth century it soon became a symbol for astronomy and scientific speculation in the applied arts. )

Object Condition

very good condition, the clock movement has been completely stripped down and overhauled and is in full working order

Object Details

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    W:5 x H:14.8 x D:4 inches
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Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1508 532188
+44 (0)7785 280985

Dealer Location

Wacton, Norfolk

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