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This French clock was inspired by 19th c. English bracket clocks.

Chris Radano

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The dial is signed, "Auguste a Paris", listed in Loomes
c.1850-c.1880. The rosewood case and bracket display ripple molding, which was stylish in the mid 19th c. The English-styled features include keyed locks on front and back doors, large movement plates with border engraving, and the pendulum nut adjustment above the bob. Other features include a small nut to secure the pendulum to the crutch, and ruby jeweled anchor pallets (not pictured). There are some average-mediocre repairs to the dial, which has that light porcelain found on Morbier dials. The winding squares sit rather far behind the dial. The pendulum bob is hollow, and the movement brass is light as well, having the feel of a Morbier. The movement runs from barreled springs, not a fusee. Not a typical French clock.
 

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jmclaugh

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A very nice and interesting bracket clock. If the winding holes had been level with the hand's arbor I'd have said that was an English fusee. Lovely engraving on the backplate and I've never seen a French movement like it, apart from the going barrels and the position of the bell it just looks so English.
 
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