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Large french garniture clock set with a rare 'penny moon' dial showing phases of the moon. Circa 1875.

An excellent example of a Victorian clock garniture.

Stock No:   14425

The eight day duration circular movement with jewelled pallet stones visible, 'Brocot,' dead-beat escapement and countwheel striking the hours and halfs on a tuned, rear-mounted bell. The pendulum is temperature compensated with two glass phials containing mercury.

Behind a 5" diameter, two-tiered white enamel dial. The chapter having an outer minute track and short black Roman hour numerals with the 'Brocot' regulating peg protruding above the XII. The sunken enamel centre having the escape wheel carriage and pallet arms, brass grommets to the winding, centre and 'scapewheel holes and Breguet style 'open moon' hands. The lower portion of the dial centre has a 'penny moon' circular aperture that displays the lunar state in its literal shape, the disc and the surrounding dial is under-glaze painted with clouds and starry sky. The dial separator is spun brass and the cast brass bezel has a sight ring and flat bevelled glass.

Contained in a drum head style, polished Belgium limestone case. The circular movement housing sits upon a scroll base which in turn is upon the scroll-sided trunk with a square front aperture containing thick bevelled glass through which the mercurial pendulum bob can been seen swinging. It is brass framed and within green veined marble upright pillars. The larger base has conforming veined marble to the front. The rear of the case has a glazed and hinged bezel to the movement and a hinged limestone door to access the pendulum.

The pair of conforming side pieces have circular pot holders upon pillars and the case theme is reflected exactly.

Dimensions:              Clock case:      18 1/2" high x 15" wide x 6" deep.
                                  Side pieces:     10 1/4" high x 7" wide x 4 1/2" deep.

Circa:                        1875.

Condition:                  The movement is working well and has previously been well restored and is in
                                  excellent order with the escapement being 'set' correctly, however, a service is
                                  always advisable. The dial is almost perfect and the moonphase is fully working. The
                                  case and side pieces are exceptionally good for their age with no apparent damage.
                                  The whole clock set is totally original and in exceptional condition.

Price:                         £1,650 in present and working condition. A price and timescale for any work required
                                  by the purchaser can be advised upon enquiry.

Large french garniture clock set with a rare 'penny moon' dial showing phases of the moon.
  • Large french garniture clock set with a rare 'penny moon' dial showing phases of the moon.
  • Large french garniture clock set with a rare 'penny moon' dial showing phases of the moon.
  • Large french garniture clock set with a rare 'penny moon' dial showing phases of the moon.
  • Large french garniture clock set with a rare 'penny moon' dial showing phases of the moon.
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