RARE FRENCH "MORBIER" ANTIQUE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - FROM 1871. The French Morbier clock is known as a privincial clock, to distinguish it from clocks made in major urban centres, primarily Paris. The clock was named after the village of Morbier, located about 30 miles North to North-West of Geneva on a trade route, la route nationale 5, between Paris and Geneva.
Morbier was a rural, agricultural (dairy) community in the Jura Mountains of the Franche-Comté region, near the French border with Switzerland, famous for their Morbier cheese. Starting in the second half of the 18th Century, farmers began to manufacture clock parts during the cold winter months. Morbier clocks are also known as Comtoise clocks because of the Franche-Comté region where they were produced.
Production stopped around 1914 because of the Great War. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE. The item "RARE FRENCH MORBIER ANTIQUE GRANDFATHER CLOCK FROM 1871" is in sale since Friday, September 21, 2018.
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