A particularly attractive Edwardian balloon mantle clock with timepiece only movement by Duverdrey & Bloquel. The clock has a mahogany case of balloon form raised on a shaped and splayed base with ogee feet. Border inlaid in ebony and box with inlaid oval (sand shaded box with holly and harewood). Off-white dial with black roman numerals and minute ring. Brass bezel with bevelled domed glass. An 8-day timepiece movement with original cylinder escapement. The clock measures 23 cm in height. Maximum base dimensions are 13.5 cm in width and 10.5 cm depth. Excellent timekeeper.
Fully cleaned and serviced. The clock's movement is covered by our 12 month warranty in the UK.
In 1867 Albert Villon established his company in Saint-Nicolas-d'Aiermont, France making complete clocks of which ‘pendules de voyage’ formed a large part. Paul Duverdrey joined the firm as director in 1887 and in 1910, following Villon’s death, he was joined by Joseph Bloquel. The firm continued under the name Duverdrey & Bloquel using the lion trademark until c.1939. After 1939 the company used the name and trademark "Bayard".
Edwardian Mahogany Inlaid Balloon Mantle Clock by Duverdrey & Bloquel
This clock is in overall excellent condition. No damage to its dial or glass. The mahogany case is in excellent condition and retains its original finish having a lovely antique patina. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.