French Ormolu Mantel Clock with Coup Perdu Escapement, France, c. 1800, engine-turned bezel surrounds the enamel roman numeral dial with outer minute ring and inner seconds ring, blued-steel hour, minute, and center second hands, fully gilt case with two Doric columns supporting the clock drum, all on a raised plinth with four flattened ball feet, eight-day time and strike movement with pinwheel coup perdu escapement on the back plate, regulated by a temperature compensating nine-rod grid iron pendulum with a reverse knife-edge suspension, ht. 20 in.
Note: The coup perdu escapement allows a clock with a half-second pendulum to advance the second hand in full seconds.
Dial in excellent condition.
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