A gilt brass and bronze patinated clock garniture, with original gilt wood and royal blue velvet bases. The gilded case has decorative silvered, gilded and patinated panels. This matches the technique on the garniture, and this decoration is flanked by scrolling handles adorned with gorgons.
The movement by the renowned Parisian clock designer and maker, Louis Achille Brocot, strikes the hours and half hours on a single gong. Louis Achille Brocot was responsible for a great number of design innovations in French clock making during the mid 19th century.
French, circa 1870.
Louis Achille Brocot was born to a renowned clockmaking family in 1817. He went on to become an awarding winning clockmaker and mathematician. He invented the Brocot suspension which allowed the length of the pendulum to be altered, adjusting the time by turning a key on the dial. He died in 1878.
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