Antique French Louis XV Style Ormolu Rococo Clock Set. A very fine ormolu Rococo clock set by. It is beautifully modelled in the Rococo style of Louis XV in Ormolu (finely gilded bronze).
Beautiful balloon shaped case with acanthus to the shoulders and a Rococo flourish to the top. Sound fretted are fitted to the front and sides. It stands on it's original integral base with boldly scrolling feet, a reflection of the pendulum swinging can be seen in the highly polished centre of the base.
The candelabra have three branches formed of scrolling acanthus with leafy drip trays, set on foliate scroll moulded bases. The porcelain dial has a separate minute ring and is complete with it's original finely fretted gilt hands. The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is an old replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell.
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration and there are no losses. The dial is also in excellent condition just some tiny nibbles next to the winding holes. We have replaced the fabric fitted behind the sound frets.The bezel is marked for maker / retailer. Diette Hour - Hour Lavigne and "JUST" clocks Charles Victor HOUR, one of the co-founders of HOUR LAVIGNE which still produces some of the finest and most spectacular clocks today (Google Hour Lavigne) He began as an apprentice at 11 years of age. Twenty years later, he bought out a failing maker and in 1891 took on an associate - Diette. Together they became one of the most important clock makers in France. Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Listed in UKP and USD, please see our store for your prefered currency. Height 13 1/2", Width 8 3/4", Depth 6. Height 34.5 cm, Width 22.5 cm, Depth 15 cm. Height 9 3/4", Width 8", Depth 6. Height 25 cm, Width 20 cm, Depth 15 cm. All of our clocks are original antiques , we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier. >> See more in our Shop >>. The item "Antique French Louis XV Style Ormolu Rococo Clock Set" is in sale since Monday, June 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks".
The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in Derbyshire, Heart of England. This item can be shipped worldwide.