French - Circa 1870 Excellent condition, fully overhauled A super, rare original antique French clock featuring a cherub swinging back and forth as the pendulum. This is the Farcot version, the best one, patented by Farcot in 1862. It uses a double escapement with a half moon pallet to achieve the front to back motion for the cherub. The front plate of the movement is skeletonised and is visible through the centre of the dial.The case is beautifully simple and chic, made of the semi-translucent rock alabaster. The original cherub pendulum is gilt metal.
This is a delightful clock to watch, please ask for the video. The dial is enamel on copper in the form of a ring around the centre which is open to allow the skeletonised movement to be seen. Please note, this type of clock does not have a glazed bezel or a rear door. The French movement is by Farcot and is of lovely quality. We have fully overhauled it and tested it to ensure proper running.It runs for 4 days on one wind. Please note that these are novelty clocks and therefore don't keep exceptionally good time. Condition of the case is very good, alabaster is a delicate material and there are one or two marks, discolouration and nibbles to the edges, particularly to the rear of the top. The dial is also in excellent condition just some faint marks. The metal work including the cherub is in good clean and bright condition, some minor wear to the cherub. This is a rare and delightful clock to add to your collection. Eugéne Farcot clockmakers mark on the movement backplate Complete with cherub pendulum and a suitable key.
Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Dimensions of clock: inches: Height 9", Width 8", Depth 4 centimetres: Height 23 cm, Width 20.5 cm, Depth 10 cm. The item "Rare Eugéne Farcot Cherub On A Swing Boudoir Clock Antique French" is in sale since Wednesday, January 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Post-1900".The seller is "wale_london" and is located in Gillingham. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.