Mantle Clock, Swinging Cherub by Farcot of Paris

Mantle Clock, Swinging Cherub by Farcot of Paris  (Circa 1880)

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Item Number 002027

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Swinging Cherub Timepiece (Circa 1880)

   An interesting and very attractive original gilt framed, Swinging Cherub Timepiece, pendulum clock (Circa 1880) on a Rococo Stand by Farcot of Paris.

   A gilt cherub seated on a traditional design rope swing, is acting as the pendulum instead of a conventional side to side action, for this to occur a special form of duplex escapement is required and can clearly be seen at the rear of the movement, (please see movement pictures in the Gallery below).

   The Dial which is white enamel with roman numerals has an open aperture giving a partial view of the skeletonised movement and hollow moon shaped hands.

   All is placed on a complementary rust coloured velour cloth base under the original glass dome, on an ebonised base unit with adjustable feet to each corner in order to allow the correct setting for the clock.

   The back plate is marked 'Echappement Brevet, P20, 36 39097', and a shield with star and anchor (Farcot trademark).

The above item has been sympathetically restored and carries a twelve month guarantee.

  

Gallery

  • Farcot of Paris Cherub on the swing (Circa 1880)
    Farcot of Paris Cherub on the swing (Circa 1880)
     
  • Farcot of Paris Left Ornate Gilt Bracket (Circa 1880)
    Farcot of Paris Left Ornate Gilt Bracket (Circa 1880)
     
  • Farcot of Paris Enamel Dial (Circa 1880)
    Farcot of Paris Enamel Dial (Circa 1880)
     
  • Farcot of Paris Movement, showing the special Duplex Escapement.
    Farcot of Paris Movement, showing the special Duplex Escapement.
     
  • Farcot of Paris Movement, showing trade mark & No.
    Farcot of Paris Movement, showing trade mark & No.
     
  • Farcot of Paris One of the adjusting feet below the base (Circa 1880)
    Farcot of Paris One of the adjusting feet below the base (Circa 1880)
     
  • Farcot of Paris Without Dome (Circa1880)
    Farcot of Paris Without Dome (Circa1880)
     
  • Farcot of Paris complete with Dome (Circa1880)
    Farcot of Paris complete with Dome (Circa1880)
     

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