Louis Philippe clock (1840 c.) - Mercury gilded bronze - Restoration

Louis Philippe clock (1840 c.) - Mercury gilded bronze - Restoration
Mechanical - 8 day movement - half hour, one bell

Fine pendulum clock in gilt bronze, probably mercury, from the mid-19th century, around 1840 - Louis Philippe period.
Characterised by a combination of three matte gold areas and other glossy ones to add a dimension to the whole structure of the case.
The depiction is a sailor-fisherman supported by a Madonnina at the top of a Gothic temple.
Meticulously detailed in the fish, the net, the anchor, the trident and above all, the bas-relief of the central part depicting a sailing boat sailing alongside a fortress.
Dial intact, particularly elaborate hands.
The movement works properly, and uses a particularly rare suspension movement.
The pendulum has a number corresponding to the one imprinted on the plaque at the back.
Bell chimes the hour and half hour.
In very good condition except for some stains caused by age.
Comes with pendulum, bell and key.
Like all pendulum clocks, it is adjusted by setting up the escapement on the new table top.
Dimensions: 40 x 28 x 10 cm, weight: 5 kg.

Lot details
Louis Philippe clock (1840 c.)
Mercury gilded bronze
Clock mechanism
Power Reserve
8 day movement
half hour, one bell
Louis Philippe
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
In working order
5 kg
40 cm
10 cm
28 cm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 65,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in