Mantel and Table Clocks

Mantel musical clock with carillon

    Mantel musical clock with carillon

    France, Paris

    circa 1760

    Ferdinand Berthoud (clock mechanism); Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (case)

    Bronze, brass, glass, enamel, fabric (silk); engraving, casting, chasing, gilding

    Height 49 cm

    Inscriptions on dial “Berthoud Paris”; and on clock mounting plate and carillon: "Ferdinand Berthoud/Paris"; on the case: “St. Germain”


    Clock in gilded bronze moulded case, with floral ornament and two birds on top, on four feet in the form of leaves and curls, with openwork lattices on both sides, closed orange fabric from the inner side. The clock is fixed on the stand that is glazed on all sides, with musical movement: with a carillon - nine bells and fifteen hammers, a fusee and paper music roll. The clock white enamel dial with the hours and minutes divisions by black Arabic numerals, with two openwork hands of gilded brass and two apertures for the clock and strike winding. The clock mechanism is pendulum, with lever escapement, two spring motors and a half-hour strike.