French urn clock dial

French Urn clock – Late Napoleonic/Empire period c. 1810 -20.


Elegant French urn clock. Late Napoleonic/Empire period c. 1810 -20. Signed Etienne Tavernier on the dial.

A very significant maker, working closely with both Breguet and Robin for the provision of fine clocks to both houses. Case of patinated bronze trimmed with numerous gilt bronze trims. The case surmounted by a typical ornament of the period, a gilt gyroscope.

Fine white enamel dial. Very well pierced and and gilded hands. Silk suspension movement, the pendulum swinging visibly at the rear of the movement. Eight day duration striking hours and half hours on a rear-mounted bell. Fully overhauled and guaranteed.

An exceptionally well conserved clock from the age of French refinement.


Circa: 1810 -20

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