A rare 19C French mystery clock by the famous maker Andre Romain Guilmet dating to C1875. A fascinating clock as there seems to be no connection between the pendulum and clock movement? That's why it is called a mystery clock as most people don't know how it works. The statue of a robed lady holding aloft the pendulum rotates very slightly in fact so slightly you can not see it but there is enough impulse to make the pendulum swing.The movement is of 8 day duration and strikes the half and full hours on a bell and has a most unusual rack and stirrup escapement that guilmet patented in the early 1870's. Very unusual and he must have been a genius as I think this type of movement was only for his clocks. He also made industrial style clocks of rare moving parts and these can fetch tens of thousands of pounds. This clock is in full working order and as the picks show its in really nice condition. Standing 26 inches high[66cm] x 11 ins wide[28cm] x 9 ins deep[23cm].
The fittings are ormolu and the figure is spelter and the back plate is fully stamped GLT and numbered and the underside of the figure matches the number on the disc so you know its original. A beautiful and fully working clock that would grace any home that displays fabulously. I may be able to deliver and set up for fuel cost depending where you live or could meet halfway or you are welcome to collect and see it working. Please feel free to ask any questions or call 01225 863706H or 07512431858M. S sorry I do not send to Russia.
The item "Rare French Mystery Clock By Guimet Full Working Order" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900".
The seller is "boilyhead" and is located in bradford on avon. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.