" Clock Lyre Era Empire Signed "laguesse""Elegant Empire period pendulum signed "L.J Laguesse et fils à Paris", clockmaker listed in the Tardy, dictionary of French watchmakers on the date of 1810. In gilded bronze with mercury, tapered on the chiseled parts and shiny on the smooth surfaces. Fine and elegant architecture in the shape of an ancient lyre covered with laurels and flowers. supporting a large, finely chiseled bezel with an outline of pearls, laurels and raises-of-hearts emphasizing the domed dial in white enamel, accompanied by fine bronze needles.
The sun pendulum swings behind the strings of the ancient lyre, a smooth hexagonal base. The assembly rests on six spinning feet.
Rare model, of a very beautiful sobriety, having kept all its authenticity and a remarkable state of conservation.
Original mechanism without modification, wire suspension, striking hours and half hours on old bell.
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