French Early Single Hand Lantern Clock
Wall mounted lantern clocks were one of the earliest clocks used in private homes. Their origins date to the 1600’s when they were crafted of iron. During the 18th century, they grew in popularity throughout France and England. At that time they were likely to be crafted of brass and other metals.
This great early example has one brass disc that serves as the front and face of the clock. An engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals surrounds an engraved central sun motif. As was typical for the early lantern clock, it has a single hour hand simply marking the hour and quarter hours. Constructed in a brass “birdcage” frame, it keeps the time with a two train bell strike movement for 30 hours. Further, it is signed “Dubois” indicating craftsmanship by the famous French clock making family.
This wonderful piece of horological history has been restored and also comes with a one year warranty.
Clock w/Shelf 14″H; Shelf 12 3/4″ W x 8 1/2″ D; Pendulum 43″ L
Circa 1790SKU: BBEC PAUM8 P $4,600 Inquire