Mantel clock - Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated/cold painted), Glass - Late 18th century

Description
Mantel clock - Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated/cold painted), Glass - Late 18th century
Mechanical - 8 day movement - half hour, one bell

Miniature mantel clock Henry II of France. Exceptionally beautiful fire-gilt bronze miniature mantel clock depicting King Henry II of France. Please also have a look at the letter H between the angels at the bottom of the mantel clock. The miniature mantel clock is complete and undamaged.

The mantel clock is made in a very beautiful and detailed way. The item consists of loose bronze parts.

This small timepiece originally was rope regulated and converted to a pendulum spring later on. An experienced clockmaker would be able to revert this. The pendulum spring was built in for a more precise time indication.

The 8-day timepiece has a half-hourly striking mechanism with bell. It functions well, as it should, and comes with the original pendulum and key.


Henry II (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 31 March 1519 - Paris, 10 July 1559) was king of France from 1547 until his death. He was the second son of Francis I and Claude of France, both from the house of Valois. The decorative style Henri Deux is named after him.

The photos are part of the description of the lot.

This lot will be well-packaged and sent by registered post in a banana box.

It can be picked up in Oss, the Netherlands, after consultation.

Lot details
Object
Mantel clock
Material
Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated/cold painted), Glass
Clock mechanism
Mechanical
Power Reserve
8 day movement
Striking
half hour, one bell
Estimated Period
Late 18th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Weight
2 kg
Height
24 cm
Depth
8 cm
Width
21 cm
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