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French blue porcelain and ormolu Lyre mantel clock. Striking and with a paste-set pendulum around the dial.

A small and fine blue porcelain Lyre mantel clock in perfect condition.

Stock No:   14137

The eight day duration, circular, 'Movement de Paris' with an internal Brocot Dead-beat escapement and rack striking the hours and halfs on a tuned bell. The crutch driving a gridiron external pendulum that is hung from the top by 'Knife edge' suspension and below the bi-metallic pendulum rod is a paste set ring (44 stones) that swings with the dial and movement housing within it.

Behind a 3 1/8" diameter, bowed enamel dial with black, outer Arabic five minute numerals, divided minute ring, larger Arabic hour numerals and the maker or retailer's signature about the centre. Also having a delicately executed set of twelve floral-and-bow swags and finely made, gilt brass Lyre style hands. The hinged brass bezel with dot patterned decoration has a bevelled edge and bowed glass.

Contained in a dark blue porcelain and ormolu mounted Lyre case in perfect condition. The top having a sun God motif above a floral swag mounted on the top curls. The gridiron pendulum rods hang between the arms which and edged all around with very finely cast rope-twist decoration, the lower front portions bear full floral swags which are also complimented with similar to the upper sides and the elaborate oval base has further adornment. The base sits on four feet and the back elevation of the case has a full and substantial ormolu back cover. The ormolu movement housing is mounted within the lower space and has a further hinged bezel with bowed and frosted glass.

* The quality and condition of this small mantel clock cannot be over-stressed. It is in perfect condition, complete, original and the ormolu is unworn. We are fortunate that the price we are able to offer this clock at is extremely good value. Other identical examples can be found for sale but the asking price of them is higher which reflects the high value and rarity of them.

Dimensions:                                    14" high x 6" wide x 4" deep.

Circa:                                              1900.

Condition:                                        Perfect and authenticated.

Price:                                               £7,750.00.

Investment forecast:                        7  (please refer to our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation).

Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
  • Blue porcelain and ormolu French Lyre clock. Striking on a bell and having a crystal pendulum.
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