A French origin Crystal Regulator in a special case. 218071.

This beautiful Crystal Regulator or Four Glass Clock was made in France circa 1890. The case is framed in brass. The framing is decorated in a manner in which is seldom seen in this form. Very few of the case surfaces are left smooth. An example of this can be illustrated if one looks at the vertical columns. These are finely reeded and decorated with four cross pattern ribbons. These are evenly spaced. Also note the applied decorative castings that are featured on the horizontal planes. All of these surfaces have been highly polished and protected with a lacquer finish. This example sits up on four brass cut-out bracket feet. There are four separate glass panels that feature beveled edges. Each of these are mounted in brass frames. There are two access doors. The front door opens to allow one access to the dial. The back door allows one access to the pendulum and the French made movement.

The movement is brass and is very good quality. It is spring powered and designed to run eight days on a full wind and to strike each hour on the hour on a coil gong that is mounted inside the case. This clock also strikes once on the half hour. The back plate of the movement features several is die-stamps. They include "A1," #MADE IN FRANCE," and the Japy Frees trade mark. The pendulum hangs from the back of the movement.

The dial enamel and is colorfully decorated. The perimeter features a green painted band. Inside this band are 24 gold painted stars that are positioned at /12 hour intervals. This decorative ring is trimmed with an interior thin gold line. The closed time ring and the Arabic style hour numbers are presented in blue. The interior field of the dial is decorated with five individual pink roses. This dial was once signed by a retailer. The retailer’s signature is now difficult to read.

This case measures approximately 12.25 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide and 6 inches deep.



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