Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical mantel clock with half an hour chime

    Musical mantel clock with half an hour chime

    France, Paris

    circa 1760

    Michel Stollewerck

    Bronze, wood (oak), fabric (silk), glass, enamel, steel, brass; casting, chasing, mechanical work

    53.5 x 32 x 19 cm

    Inscription on the dial “Berthoud Paris”


    Clock in gilded brass molded case with floral pattern, on four curls-shaped feet, with openwork lattices on both sides, covered by wooden panels from the inner side. The clock is fixed on oak wood stand with musical movement – carillon with ten bells and nineteen hammers, fusee and music paper roll with ten tunes.

    The stand with doors on front and rear sides is decorated with cast foliate openwork gilded brass ornament. Slit images of musical attributes and garlands are on the door façade. White enamel dial with hours’ graduation by the Roman numerals and minutes’ graduation by the Arabic numerals (every fifth division), with two ornately shaped gilded brass hands and apertures for two the clock and chime winding. The clock mechanism is pendulum, with lever escapement, two spring motors and a half-hour chime.