JAM ANTIK C0101
This antique clock dates from around 1830-1840. It utilizes an early method of hanging the pendulum called a “Silk Suspension”. As the name suggests it utilizes a silk thread. This method was superseded in the 1850’s by the metal foil still used today. The antique clock is made using a combination of gilded bronze (sometimes called ormolu) for the figure, plants, and center piece plus blackened bronze for the hill the figure is standing on. The figure represents a hunter who is holding a bird that he has just shot. The name on the dial is the original retailer. Although the 8 day movement is not marked (common then) it is of good quality and original to the clock. It strikes the hours and half hours on a bell. The antique clock is in generally very good condition with some minor marks consistent with its age and the original movement has been serviced, lubricated, checked, and tested.