Grand Tour Impressive Italian Grotto Style Portico Clock, Italian/French Circa 1830
Beautiful decorated with more then 5000 different natural sea shells and red coral.
All over in very good original used condition with nice old patination, and still with the original ormolu mounts.
The movement signed: Cailly ainé. Cailly was working in Saint-Nicolas d’Aliermont (near Dieppe) in circa 1830.
Interesting is to see the scratched text in both of the clock springs, “ Septembre 1828”
serviced in Toulouse by Enaly A Toulouse le 31 Mai 1870. (note on back of the dial)
The movement is fully cleaned and in working order, striking every 30 minutes on a bell.
It is very rare to find a clock of this type and period in the Italian Grotto style.
Another interesting point by this clock is, that the clock is also fully finished on the back, so when the clock was placed before a mirror on the wall or free standing in a room you can enjoy the clock on both sides.
56cm high 25cm wide 13cm deep.
To your information, all the clocks we sell are fully serviced, this is done in our own workshop.
The movements are dismantled and fully cleaned and our clocks are in working order.