Early Large Ormolu Clock Psyche and the Butterfly. A fine and early French empire ormolu (mercury fire gilded or bronze doré) clock. The original gilding is in exquisite condition with a lovely golden glow. The clock depicts the goddess Psyche with a butterfly gently resting on her shoulder, seated on a rock containing the movement. She is often depicted with a butterfly as a symbol of rebirth or awaking.She is beautifully modelled and very finely finished and gilded. The enamel on copper with gilt brass breguet hands. Please note this style of clock does not have a glass bezel or rear door. The early French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker.
It an early French movement with silk suspension. 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 some wear, mostly to the sides and rear of the case as these areas were not as heavily gilded as the front originally. The dial is in very good condition with just some slight marks and slight chips around the winding holes and on the edge near the 9 o'clock.This is a stunning clock, almost 200 years old, in fine condition. Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Listed in UKP, USD and AUD, please see our store for your prefered currency. Height 22", Width 15 1/4", Depth 6. Height 56 cm, Width 38.5 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. Early Large Ormolu Clock Psyche and the Butterfly Silk suspension movement - YouTube. Video will open in a new window. We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier.
>> See more in our Shop >>. >>ENLARGE this picture in a new window>>. The item "EARLY FINE BRONZE DORE ORMOLU ANTIQUE FRENCH CLOCK PSYCHE and the BUTTERFLY 1820" is in sale since Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900". The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in Derbyshire, Heart of England.
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