Early Bronze and Ormolu Clock by. A beautiful early clock by the famous bronze founder.It features two Putti, one playing the pipes and one holding a dove, emblematic of love. Both are finely modelled in bronze with a lovely antique patina. They are seated on an ormolu and marble base, decorated with floral swags and acanthus. The dial is porcelain enamel on copper, lettered in blue and black and signed for. The bezel is the early type with bayonet fitting rather then a hinge.
The rear door is glazed to allow the pendulum to be seen. The French movement is of high quality and is by.It is the early version of the. Movement with outside hammer spring. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker.
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 some wear to the gilding on the high spots. One rear foot has been replaced with a cast copy.
The bronze has a lovely antique patination with some discolouration and wear. The dial is also in very good condition with some hairlining and a chip near the right hand winding hole. The marble has a good polish with staining and discolouration to a mellow antique off-white colour.There are some small chips to the edges. There is a repair to the left hand side visible at the rear. Began making bronze mounts in Paris (rue d'Orleans au Marais) in 1834. He exhibited at the Exposition Nationale des Produits de l'agriculture et de l'industrie of 1849, where he was awarded a silver medal and later at the Paris International Exhibition of 1855 where he won a Medaille de premiere classe for his bronze casts of sculptures by Fratin, Buhaut and Moreau. At the London 1862 International Exhibtion he again received a First Classe Medal for a magnificent pair of torcheres, also in the Neo-Grec taste, after models by A. Was located at 8, Rue Charlot, Paris in 1860, and was later known as Lemerle-Charpentier & Cie, circa 1870 to 1890. Is listed in Tardy as working in Rue Vieille-du-Temple in 1850, although I feel that this particular clock is earlier then 1850 due to the outside hammer spring, the early style of signing the movement by Charpentier (later movements were stamped) and the early style bayonet fit bezel.
The date listed by Tardy is a "know to be working" date rather than a start date and therefore I think a date of 1840 is appropriate. It can not be much earlier then this as Charpentier was working from Rue D'Orleans in 1834.Bronze Founder's mark and. Clockmaker's mark on the movement backplate.
Dial signed for the Bronze Founder. 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 11 1/2", Width 15", Depth 5.Height 29 cm, Width 38 cm, Depth 12.5 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 "Early Bronze and Ormolu Antique French Clock by Charpentier of Paris 1840" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks". The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in Belper. This item can be shipped worldwide.