French Comtoise Morbier Vinyard Wall Clock c1860
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a genuine and very original French Comtoise wall clock or vinyard clock.
It has the traditional French striking mechanism striking a large bell, the hours on the hour and repeating the hours 2 minutes later, it also strikes once on the half hour.
The clock retains some of its original painted decoration and the enamel dial is in near perfect condition with only the smallest of hairlines near the 2 oclock.
The brasswork is elaborately crafted depicting floral motifs and to the centre bottom is a figure of a saint kneeling and clutching a crucifix.
A very rare feature of this particuar clock is the original thermometer fitted to the pendulum which is still intact and working.
It has its original weights and original winding handle.
This is without doubt one of the best condition and most original examples you will find.
The movement has just undergone a full service and ...show more description comes with full setting up instructions and a 12 month warranty.
Dimensions of clock: Height 56 inches , Width is 13 inches and the dial is 8 inches in diameter.
If you would like further information please contact Andrew and Lynn Wilson of Fowey River Antiques, Cornwall on 01726 813155 daytime and evenings, we are available 7 days a week.
Delivery for this item to England and Wales is £50 via a special courier, unfortunately as we are based in Cornwall we are unable to deliver to Scotland or Northern Ireland. Full setting up instructions and information on how to look after your clock will be included.
Please be aware that this clock is also for sale in our shop and therefore may subsequently be withdrawn.
Why not collect in person and have a weekend in Cornwall - we are 2 miles from the historic port of Fowey and 3 miles from world famous Eden Project.
We specialise in high end vintage watches which we professionally restore such as Omega, Longines, Rolex, Jaeger LeCoultre etc and also ladies platinum and diamond cocktail watches. ...show less description
About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1860. At the time that this antique was being crafted, Victoria, the only child of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward Duke of Kent, was the Queen of England.
This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase. The seller of the item was Fowey River Antiques.