You are looking to this rare antique French Lyre clock with exquisite ormolu (finely gilded bronze doré). What makes this clock rare is that it is complete with it's original candelabras.The candelabras are modelled on classical urns with masks and swags applied to the bodies and fragile. The foliate arms with leaves and rose buds. The dial is with painted floral swags between the numerals and a name that appears on the dial. The fine lyre shaped gilt brass hands are original.. A paste jewel set bezel surrounding the clock forms the mystery pendulum, as the clock ticks the jewelled bezel moves from side to side. The movement has initials impressed see picture 11. The clock is lyre shaped after Louis XVI designs, in white marble with the best gilded bronze mounts. On the top of the clock is a sunburst motif with a swag draped below.
Beautiful white marble lyre shape case, gilded bronze ornaments. This is a quality and rare clock. The clock is very fragile and not so easy to find the correct beat as it took me a while so patience and a very level flat surface is required. When ticking the jewel set bezel surrounding the clock which is the pendulum will move a tiny bit left and right. Please note the marble is much whiter than shown on the pictures here as I was experiencing poor lighting conditions.The bronze attachments around the clock and candelabras are thin and very fragile and must be avoided when holding the clock as they may come free or catch as they have sharp ends. Clock height is around 35cm. Candelabras are 37.5cms across. Will post worldwide for FREE. Our items are guaranteed to be listed correctly and represented to the best of our knowledge. Many of the items that we sell are classed as Vintage or Antique and therefore are not brand new out of a box, and may have minor nicks. Dings, scuffs, scratches, wear due to being used over the many years. All of our listings we try to be as complete as possible with the description of the products we sell and offer additional pictures and movie footage. The listing is completed as expected with any defects listed however this does not imply that the lot is in perfect. (new in a box) condition or completely free from wear and tear from imperfections. Please note we do not offer a guarantee on parts external or internal as this is a used/second-hand item. We are not clockmakers, we do not repair clocks.
We do not service the clocks ourselves or guarantee the moving parts of the clock as they are all original. However if we obtain a clock that is not running then it is repaired and service by our local clock maker. We ensure they are all running for a period of 7 days before they are listed. We cannot guarantee the time keeping of your clock simply due to it being posted out and subjected to harsh treatment which may effect the running.This is at your own expense. A service will ensure the smooth running of your clock for many years to come and is inexpensive. The item "Antique French Lyre Clock Set Louis XVI Style Stunning Candelabras Mystery Clock" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900". The seller is "vintage-dutch-clocks" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.