"Pendulum Cage Vitree In Golden Bronze Stamped Epee France N 07301875"Glass cage clock in gilded bronze L 'Epée France n ° 07301875.
Very beautiful well-lit cage clock, of high manufacture, from the L'épée factory, stamped on the mechanism with the reference "MO01" and two inscriptions on the edges of the doors " France ".
Made of gilded bronze and glass decorated with columns ending in Corinthian capitals.
Front and rear door with anti-opening system. White enamel dial. Balance wheel with mercury reservoirs to compensate for temperature variation in order to obtain perfect time keeping.
High-gloss colorless varnish, compulsory treatment for the long term of this clock.
Very good quality mechanism, original without modification, hour and half hour strike on old bell.
Pendulum sold as is, unrevised, untested. I am not a specialist, I could not confirm perfect working order. I do not guarantee the operation.
Note micro scratches and some stains. Sold with its key and a spare axle
. L'Epée 1839 (formerly L'Épée) is a luxury brand specializing in the creation and manufacture of luxury mechanical clocks based in Delémont, in the Canton of Jura. It took over the brand created and developed in Sainte-Suzanne, in the Pays de Montbéliard, by the Swiss-born industrialist Auguste L'Épée (1798-1875). First specialized in music boxes of which it was one of the main pioneers, then in high precision watchmaking, the Sainte-Suzanne factory closed definitively in 1996 after 157 years of existence and several attempts at diversification. unsuccessful, victim of the advent of quartz watches and of a deleterious social climate, not very conducive to retraining or takeover projects.
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Dimensions: Height: 33.7 cm Depth: 16.3 cm Width: 19.3 cm Enamel dial diameter: 10.5 cm Dial diameter with outline: 11.7 cm