Fine Ormolu and Sèvres Porcelain Clock by. A very fine and early Ormolu (finely gilded bronze) clock mounted with exquisite Sèvres style porcelain panels. It features a beautifully modelled figure of a goddess holding a laurel wreath, a symbol of victory. To each side of the dial are delicately painted panels showing a gentleman and lady in a country setting.
The panels below are finely painted with floral swags. Porcelain has a blue ground with beautifully painted over glaze gilt decoration, each is numbered and signed to the rear (see the picture below).
The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with blue lettering and a separate minute ring. Unusually the case is also numbered and signed for the renown bronze founder.
The French movement is by. And is of high quality.
It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker and thoroughly tested. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell.Was apprenticed in Paris in 1790 and went on to establish. Initially specialising in precision astronomical clocks and then after 1825 clocks and bronzes.
Clients included the Emperor and Empress. The firm exhibited at many of the important exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century and was known for the fine quality of its ormolu. The important founder and Gilder. Was based in Paris at 6, rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839, before moving to 10, rue de la Perle.
The firm was active until around 1890. Celebrated for the high quality of his production, Henri Picard supplied many important patrons, including garnand table pieces for the petits appartements of Emperor Napoleon III at the Louvre. An important pair of twelve-light candelabra by Picard remain in the Musee du Louvre today.
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with some very slight wear. The dial is also in excellent condition just some small and faint hairlining between the 12 and 1. Porcelain is excellent including the over-glaze gilt decoration which is almost all intact. Please note that this type of clock does not have a glazed bezel or rear door.A stunning original clock in remarkable condition, ready to display. Mark on the movement backplate and dial. Bronze founders mark on the back of the case. 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 15 1/4", Width 8 3/4", Depth 5 1/2. Height 39 cm, Width 22.5 cm, Depth 14 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 "Fine Sevres Porcelain Ormolu French Antique Clock Raingo Freres & Henri Picard" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 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.