|Title:||French very large gold plated Crystal Regulator clock signed "Tiffany & Company, New York|
|Date/Era/Period:||i think about 1880|
|Description:||i have found some info on this clock on the web. i will send what i have found the one thing that i need to say is all the info i did find was for a simmilar clock all the ones i have seen did not have the bottom part that tells the day month year ext. the info that i am sending is jkust a copy from another site with a simmilar clock of this type (same clock just no bottom part) Description: An exceptionally rare French very large gold plated Crystal Regulator clock signed "Tiffany & Company, New York on the mint condition Porcelain dial with exposed escapement and signed on the movement back. This fine clock is in excellent original condition showing no signs of age. The most unusual temperature compensating pendulum with crystal pendulum bob is beautiful is it is functional. The case measures 18 1/2" tall, 10 1/2" wide, 8" deep and the clock was made about 1880 in France as was typical for Tiffany's clocks. It has been impeccably mechanically restored and like all our clocks is all original and is guaranteed one year. Among the best we've seen in over forty years in the trade. Status: Sold Reference#: 4906a Condition: Excellent all original Year: 1880 Country: France Maker: Unknown, sold by Tiffany Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm) Depth: 8 in. (20.32 cm) Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)|
|Condition:||the clock i have is in very good condition i would have never thought it was that old from looking at it it looks new the pendulum is not conected to the clock at this time and i do not wish to play with it so i would have to have it profesanaly looked over but consedering the good shape it is in i do belive that it is fully functional|
|Origin:||my grandparents left me a larg collection of clocks likle this i do not no much of anything about them i did take a few to a local dealer and he was very amazed by what i all had down side i live in a small comminity and he could not give me near what they would be worth|
|Provenance:||not that i know of|
|Appraised By:||David A. Sperling|
|Appraiser Comments:|| What you have is a circa 1875-1900, French made, double dial perpetual calendar clock made in a four glass crystal regulator case for the Tiffany Company of New York City
The main case, with molded top and simple bracket feet, retains its French gold plated brass finish with overlying lacquer.
The brass bezels around both dials are not engraved, as in some similar examples. The finely made bell strike movement sits behind the upper dial which has an open, visible (Brocot) escapement on a porcelain dial with moon hands.
The lower calendar dial encloses, in addition to the calendar on the circumference, the day, date, month and phases of the moon. The rotating moon disc and the cloud surround are fired porcelain, with the moon and stars painted in fine detail.
I am assuming the glass is original and the parts of the clock that I cannot see are all in good order. This a particularly fine example of a French made crystal regulator from the last quarter of the 19th century. I have only see a couple of these sold in the past decade.
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