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Small and early French striking ormolu mantel clock for sale with a miniature Guyerdet movement. Circa 1830

A beautiful early French, striking mantel clock depicting 'Innocence'.

Stock No:   14097

The miniature eight day duration, striking 'Movement de Paris' with solid Anchor Recoil escapement, silk pendulum suspension and countwheel striking the hours and halfs on a small tuned bell. The movement plates being a little under 2 1/2" in diameter and the backplate being signed "GUYERDET" and numbered "1228" along with the tiny flat pendulum bob.

Behind a 2 1/4" diameter silvered brass dial also being signed on the rear. having black Roman numerals within the chapter, an engine turned centre that also bears an area for the maker and steel 'Breguet Open moon hands'.

Contained in a small and pretty ormolu case with its original mercurial 'Fire gilding'. The style representing the allegory of 'Innocence'. The movement is housed within a short tree entwined by a serpent being offered fruit by a young child resting on the ground. This is above a frieze depicting three children frolicking with a garland. This in turn is surmounted upon an oak leaf garland moulding above the burnished plinth which has four plain block feet.

*  This mantel clock has the smallest striking French pendulum movement that I have ever seen. It is well made and the original gilding is mostly intact and of a good colour. The casting of the child is particularly well executed.

Dimensions:                              9 3/4" wide x 11" high x 4" deep.

Circa:                                        1830.

Condition:                                  Excellent.

Price:                                         £2,750.00.

Investment forecast:                  6  (Please refer to our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation).

Small French striking ormolu mantel clock by Guyerdet of Paris for sale. Circa 1830.
  • Small French striking ormolu mantel clock by Guyerdet of Paris for sale. Circa 1830.
  • Small French striking ormolu mantel clock by Guyerdet of Paris for sale. Circa 1830.
  • Small French striking ormolu mantel clock by Guyerdet of Paris for sale. Circa 1830.
  • Small French striking ormolu mantel clock by Guyerdet of Paris for sale. Circa 1830.
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