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.
- Mantel clock
- Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated/cold painted), Glass
- Clock mechanism
- Power Reserve
- 8 day movement
- half hour, one bell
- Estimated Period
- Late 18th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 2 kg
- 24 cm
- 8 cm
- 21 cm