Fine Louis Japy Gilt Bronze Ormolu Rococo Table Clock. A very fine and substantial gilt bronze table clock. By the esteemed case maker. It is of the the highest quality, beautifully modelled and finished in glorious ormolu (finely gilded bronze or doré bronze). It is of balloon form with bold scrolls and acanthus swags.To the top a large rococo flourish. The large dial is enamel on copper and is complete with it's original finely fretted gilt brass hands and convex bezel. The French movement is of high quality and has the makers mark on the movement backplate of. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker and thoroughly tested before presenting it for sale. Pendulum is an old replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Condition of the case is excellent, beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration and there are no losses. The dial is also in excellent condition just some tiny nibbles next to the winding holes.
The clock is marked on the movement back plate for the case maker / retailer. The movement is marked for the clockmaker.
Charles Victor Hour was one of the co-founders of HOUR LAVIGNE which still produces some of the finest and most spectacular clocks today. He began as an apprentice at 11 years of age and Twenty years later he bought out a failing manufacture. In 1891 took on an associate - Diette. Together they became one of the most important clock makers in France.
An 18th century clock of similar design can be found on page 99 of' Les plus belle pendule francaises' by Giacomo and Aurelie Wannenes. Marks on the movement backplate. Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Listed in UKP and USD, please see our store for your preferred currency.Height 17 1/4", Width 10", Depth 5 1/2. Height 44 cm, Width 25.5 cm, Depth 14 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. For UK VAT is included in the price and we pay that for you.We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier. >> See more in our Shop >>. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Other Clocks". The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in this country: GB.
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