Carriage clock moon phase date Grande Sonnerie AD(A DUMAS)
Fluted cannelée travel clock with corintine columns with Grande Sonnerie, moon phase calendar and alarm clock / alarm from the 2nd half of the 19th centur y. It is signed AD A. The enamelled copper lunar disc is in perfect condition, the various yellowish enamelled dials are in very good condition, there are 3 light hairs barely visible on the small dial indicating the day of the week (the enamel is not unstuck and remains stuck to the copper backing), the blued steel hands are all original. The last photo shows the back of the enamel dial and we can notice the monogram AP which is perhaps that of Auguste Pointeaux Horloger who improved the rolling benches of travel clocks. But nothing is certain, it's just a guess. The movement (chime and hourly rate) works over 8 days, so you have to wind up the time and chime every week. The photos are not retouched: the. All the work carried out on this clock is carried out in compliance with the ethical rules for the restoration of horological objects. Without modification or embellishment of the timepiece and using high-end mineral or synthetic oils and greases Moebius... The restoration of this clock (complete disassembly piece by piece of the movement and the cage) has just been carried out in an Art Watch workshop. PRECAUTIONS AND ADVICE: it is advisable to handle the pendulum with cotton gloves to avoid oxidation of the golden brasses by the sweat of the fingers (if fingerprints it is necessary immediately without waiting to pass a soft cloth without product), respect the direction of the arrows for setting the time and setting the alarm. It should not be exposed near a heat source (fireplace in operation, radiators, halogen spotlights, sunlight). There is no work to be done on this beautiful clock. The next overhaul should be done in 5 to 7 years maximum (aging of the oils, which oxidize, causing wear on the pivot points). The item "Carriage clock moon phase date Grande Sonnerie AD(A DUMAS)" is in sale since Saturday, January 16, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900".74" and is located in Saint Gervais. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Antique: Yes
- Sub-Type: GORGE
- Age: Antique, Pre-1900
- Material: Bronze
- Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock
- Style/ Origin/ Theme: French
- Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock
- Features: 8-Day