JAM ANTIK C0102
This is a wooden French Portico clock from around 1850-1860. The sides, back, and top are Ebonized wood. The front is Rosewood veneer beautifully inlayed with Satinwood. The pillars are also Rosewood and carefully banded with more Satinwood inlay. The original retailer Detouche of Paris, France is on the dial and also inscribed on the movement. Detouche was a very famous clock retailer to the wealthy in France during the 19th century. The high quality 8 day movement however was actually made by Vincente an equally famous name at the time and this is also inscribed on the movement. It strikes the hours and half hours on a bell. The dial surround and pendulum are of gilded bronze (often called ormolu). The case is in generally good condition however there are some indications of wear consistent with clocks of this age but you need to look hard to notice them! The movement is in very good condition and has been checked and serviced.