Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical mantel clock

    Musical mantel clock

    France, Paris

    Circa 1827

    Pierre-César Honoré Pons

    Steel, brass, wood, bronze, enamel, velvet; casting, gilding, mechanical work, smooth finishing

    Height 36 cm

    On mounting plate: “402 CV”, “Pons”, “Médalle D’or”, “1827”, on musical movement: “9233”. On the plate: “Jouer”, “Répéter”


    The Britannia figure armed with a trident and shield and wearing a Corinthian helmet is mounted on rectangular base of patinated bronze with onlay golden leafy pattern with the image of an owl in the frame of curls. Ring-shaped dial with black Roman numerals for hours on repoussed surface is fixed gilded shield with embossed flower pattern. Two ornately shaped hands in the form of a chevron and an aperture with pin for winding the clock are on white enamel dial central part.

    The clockwork regulation pin is above the dial. The clock mechanism is pendulum, with Brocot lever escapement, spring motor and marks: “402 CV”, “Pons / Médalle D’or / 1827”.

    The clock is mounted on oval wooden stand on chiselled feet with the top panel of yellow velvet, with the musical movement with spring motor, sound comb and pinned cylinder for eight tunes, winding aperture and two levers for switching on/off and tune rerun on brass plate on the left side.
    The key is in the set.