Post your French Portico Clocks Here

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  1. Russell Dickson

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    $(KGrHqJ,!roFE2OVGU6kBRjq9Z8(nw~~60_57.jpg $T2eC16V,!yME9s5qGs,iBRjq9Uw(BQ~~60_57.jpg $T2eC16R,!w0E9szNYhQqBRjq95I9PQ~~60_57.jpg $(KGrHqZ,!lQFF845QzJSBRjq9w!L!g~~60_57.jpg $(KGrHqV,!lcFFzE1-LHBBRjq9)OByQ~~60_57.jpg My Mid 1800's French Portico from the Netherlands, 8 day time and strike on a bell.:excited:
     
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    Thanks RUSS for sharing and starting a new, "Save Your . . . . " topic. I do hope many participate. I don't own a portico but if the right one came along I'd definitely be tempted. Currently I am seeking an ELLICOTT regulated pendulum I suspect may well have served a portico.
    Nice clock RUSS. Thanks for sharin'.
     
  3. Russell Dickson

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    Thanks, I hope to see some other Portico clocks posted here. They come in a lot of varieties.
     
  4. EStew0731

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    Here's my portico of sorts. All original gilt finish, brought back from black beautifully by Simple Green Cleaner. The Two "Trays" at the top seem unusual to me. Urns are original a number matching to the clock.

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  5. Ralph

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    Here's one... it has a pinwheel escapement and a precision pendulum. I would date it first quarter, 19th century.

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    Ralph
     
  6. Russell Dickson

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    wow great clocks, thanks for posting them
     
  7. Burkhard Rasch

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    Here´s mine,with its original glass dome.The wall support of my own fabrication.Signed
    Gentroy,Rue de la Bastille, Paris.
    Burkhard
     

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    Mine has barleytwist columns and a movement marked H Brudieu, Paris. There is also a name written in ink on the bottom of the case. The wood base is solid walnut and, although quite old, probably not original with the clock. The glass dome is 18" high and 13" in diameter. T.B. Perry Athens, Ohio




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  9. Russell Dickson

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    Love the brass surround around the dial, and pendulum, and the rococo pillars are beautiful.
     
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    Beautiful clock. I wish mine still had its dome. I suppose I could order one, but it wouldn't be the same.
     
  11. Ralph

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    The correct dome would be square.

    The columns are called "barley twist"

    Ralph
     
  12. Russell Dickson

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    Oh, thanks, but I was referring to the period of architecture that they were from.
     
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    ROLF! Your portie is just AWSUM! Awsum. . . . . . and a pinwheel to boot! I have never seen a pinwheel that small and LOVE everything about it.
    ROLF: You ever get tireda dustin' that thang? Yeah. Lemme know.
     
  14. Russell Dickson

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    Some nice clocks so far. I saw a really nice white marble Portico in an antique shop the other day with beautiful Corinthian capitals. I wanted to do some research on it first before I bought it and when I returned it was gone. I hate when that happens.
     
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    A link to this thread has been placed in the Post Your makers name sticky at the top of this forum.
     
  17. ClockFanatic

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    These are mine.

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    The French sometimes used the pinwheel in their round roulants. I recently picked up a French portico for a friend. It was all glass. It also had a pinwheel. Here's a pix.

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    Cheers, Ralph

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    MY clock arrived in one piece. I pulled the bell and found the Japy Freres logo behind it.
     
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    I've been wanting one of these for a while myself. Just learned I picked up the below clock. The maker is listed as Fontanil, Rue St. Martin, No. 158, Paris. I had to do some digging, but I found a reference to a Fontanil working at that address around 1830. The clockmaker Constantin Louis Detouchet is later listed at the same address.

    Listed height of the clock is 19.5 inches. The ormolu looks to be in good shape. More pictures to come, now I have to hurry up and wait.

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    Congratulations Eric, that's a beautiful clock. Is that the one that had the knife edge suspension?
     
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    Hi Lee, I think you're thinking of someone else. I remember the post you're talking about though, they bought the clock at an estate sale, and the pendulum got separated, but they got it back!

    ERic
     
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    These are our two Portico Clocks. Both Japy Freres.
     
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    And two clocks to be proud of they are!
     
  25. ClockMogul

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    Not sure if it is French but here is my only one of these type snagged out of a local garage sale and appears to be in fair shape.

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    Absolutely love it...why don't I ever find garage sales like that!
     
  27. Russell Dickson

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    wow great find!
     
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    I bought this about three years ago.
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    My French portico clock. Front.small.jpg
     
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