19th c. French Empire Portico Clock Signed 'FC'

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This French Portico clock is estimated to be from c. 1850 to 1880. The movement is marked with a cursive FC, an unknown finisher whose initials are regularly found on these Portico clocks. The clock runs, but the chime is missing its strike side regulator called a 'fly', which can be repaired by a clock person. The case is in good to very good condition with black lacquered columns, plinth and frieze highlighted by brass capitals and embellishments. 

The black lacquer is in very good condition with minor chips, scratches, and cracks commensurate with age. One back corner of the top has a larger chip missing and could be repaired. The swags and ornaments above and below the clock are intact and in excellent condition. The intricately patterned face, its floral border, and the hands are all in excellent condition. The clock runs strong, but does not strike. 


18.25" High x 9.25" Wide x 5.25" Deep


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