Mid 18Th C French 8 Day Running Lantern Clock Original Verge Escapement Gwo #2

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Seller: ctagrayuk (1.074) 100%, Location: Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of), Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 143347228829 A mid 18th century 8 day duration brass lantern clock with the original verge pendulum escapement intact. The clock has hours and minutes and has two hands as sometimes is the case with French lantern clocks, far more thanis the case with english clocks of this type. The clock is in good working order and is complete with pendulum, drive weights and wall hanging bracket. Gilt brass dial with 24 part enamel cartouche chapters with blue enamel hour numerals and black enamel five minute numerals. Blued steel hands. Good brass frame with well turned single piece frame pillar-finial-foot castings. Countwheel striking with half hour striking sounding one stroke of the hour bell at each half hour. 8 day movement with independently wound wheel trains and separate drive weights. Very fine wheel work of the quality normally associated with English table (bracket) clocks of the period. Beautifully shaped strike hammer leaf spring and counter. Please see images below. Clicking on any one image will open the images as a gallery in a separate browser or tab and then may be enlarged if required. At the top of the images below I have included two short videos to give you an idea of how the clock runs and strikes. Please allow the videos to load before playing themj through. Condition. The movement is in good clean polished condtion with only slight tarnish. There is virtually no wear to the pinions, wheels and pivots . The escapement functions correctly The movement is complete. There is a very minor chip and cracking to the II o’clock cartouche. The rear LH foot has been broken off in the past and re-attached with solder. The entire dial assembly has been gilded. Drive weights, verge pendulum and steel wall hanging bracket included. Dimensions Overall height of movement to top of dial ornament 38 cm (15”) Dial diameter 23 cm (9”) Overall heght of dial assembly 37 cm (14 1/2”) Overall movement depth front to back tip of hands stud to tip back cock 18 cm (7") Plates 14 cm /(5 1/2”) deep x 13.5 cm (5 1/4") wide Internal height between plates 13.5 cm Operational pendulum length 38 cm (15”) Packed weight 15.5 kg 58 x 43 x 39 cm More photos to follow soon Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Material: brass steel, Type: Wall Clock, Sub-Type: lantern clock, Clock Type: lantern clock

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