18th Century French Boulle Form Bracket Clock
Surviving nearly 300 years, this French bracket clock dates to the early 1700s and is an impressive example of early clockmaking. Colorful hand-painted flowers and vines upon a rich maroon background decorate the exceptional clock case, while a peaceful scene of two doves adorns the bracket in remarkable realism. Gilt bronze ormolu accents encase the clock in opulent adornment and dramatic shape. The time displays on striking porcelain cartouche blue Roman numerals and five-minute porcelain lozenges markers with black Arabic numerals. The dial center bears the maker’s signature Bellard A Lion (Lyon). The clock possesses an 8-day movement with an hour and half-hour strike on a large saucer bell.
Bellard was a London clockmaker who went abroad in 1689 and likely produced this clock while working in Lyon, France.
This wonderful clock bears a complete restoration and a one-year warranty.
Both the clock and bracket together measure; 37″ High x 18″ Wide x 9″ Deep.
Circa 1725SKU: HSKU 5 P $9,750 Inquire