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Tiffany & Co

A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Porcelain Perpetual Calendar Clock

FRANCE, 1850

REF No. B73560

dimensions

Height :42 cm | 16¹/₂ in
Width :31 cm | 12¹/₄ in
Depth :17 cm | 6³/₄ in

description

A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Porcelain Mounted Perpetual Calendar Clock, Retailed by Tiffany, Young & Ellis, New York.

Signed to the dial 'Tiffany, Young & Ellis, New York'.

The eight-day movement striking on a bell.

This elegant clock has a finely cast and chased gilt-bronze case festooned with flowers and ribbons, inset with finely painted porcelain panels depicting cherubs at play.   

The upper circular porcelain dial has an outside chapter for the time with  Roman numerals for the hours, the fast/slow arbor above the twelve, and steel Breguet-style hands. The sunken centre carries the outside escapement and the retailer’s signature, 'Tiffany, Young & Ellis, New York'. The lower calendar dial with lunar aperture includes indications for day, date, month and phases of the moon.  

The eight-day time and strike movement has a visible Brocot escapement, while the perpetual calendar mechanism has a trip lever activated by the strikework.
        
Louis-Achille Brocot, 1817-1878, was both a clock maker and mathematician. He was probably the most inventive of the five brothers fathered by the horologist Louis-Gabriel Brocot. He held numerous patents and went on to invent and improve many aspects of the mechanisms including the pendulum and suspension, escapement, calendar work and equation of time.

French , Circa 1850. 

maker

Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Young founded Tiffany & Co. in New York in 1837. Tiffany's tireless search for one of a kind objects charmed and fascinated the wealthy of New York from the outset. Joined by his son Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co. were to become America's pre-eminent house of design and the world's premier jeweller at the end of the Nineteenth Century. By 1867 Tiffany & Co. were recognised globally, winning the highly coveted Award of Merit at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1867. This was the first time an American company had been recognized by a European jury.

Tiffany & Co

A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Porcelain Perpetual Calendar Clock







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