French made four column crystal regulator shelf or mantel clock. This is very good quality. 218018

This Crystal Regulator was made in France circa 1890. Th case is constructed in brass and features a highly polished finish. The finish is brought up to level where one can see their reflection in the flat surfaces. The case is positioned on four pad feet. The feet form blocked corners in the base molding. The brass framed case is decorated with four free standing turned and tapered columns. These are an unusual shape. The four sides of the case are fitted with beveled edged glass. The front and back panels also act as access doors. The top of the case is well formed and provides a slight overhang.

The porcelain dial measures 4 inches in diameter. This is framed in a brass bezel that is 4.5 inches in diameter. The outer enamel ring is formatted with Roman style hour numerals. Breguet-style hands indicate the time. The inner section of the dial steps in. Here one will find the winding arbors. You will also note that is example is fitted with a visible escapement. This is a wonderful feature and allows one to view the relationship between the jeweled pallets and the delicate escape wheel.

The time and strike movement is spring powered and designed to run eight-days on a full wind. This clock strikes each hour on a bell that is mounted to the back of the movement. It also strikes the bell once at each half hour. The rear plate is marked with an A*B die-stamp.

This clock stands approximately 14.25 inches tall. It is 9.5 inches wide and 7.25 inches deep. It is inventory number 218018.


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