Porcelain Panel French Crystal Regulator.
212128 An outstanding Crystal Regulator. French origin.
This is a beautiful French Crystal Regulator made circa 1900. The case is framed in brass. These surfaces have been highly polished and protected with a lacquer finish. The case sits up on four pad feet. The base and cornice are stepped into the center section which is long. Here four fluted columns that terminate in capitals, the upper are a Corinthian form. These columns are fitted with very colorful porcelain panels. The panels are decorated with pastoral scenes. The panel on the right shows a classical view of a fountian. The left side paneldpicts the corner of a building. The front panel features a courtship of a framer anda woman. They are classically dressed. All three of these panels are signed "J. Carre'." The front door or bezel is a circular shape and provides access to the dial. This bezel is fitted with glass. The time track is painted with Arabic hour numerals. The back door is full length and allows one access to the pendulum and the French made movement. The movement is brass and very good quality. It is designed to run eight full days and strike each hour on a bell mounted to the back of the movement. This clock will also strike once at the half hour.
This case measures approximately 11.5 inches tall, 7 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep.
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