Very bright cage clock. of beautiful manufacture. vintage late nineteenth. Architecture in brass and gilded bronze. colorless varnish for protection against oxidation. Four glazed sides, thick glass, bevelled finish. Front and rear door.
Enamel dial with visible “Brocot” escapement with red ruby.
Signed “Ardavant, 27 Bd des Italiens, Paris”.
Balance wheel with mercury reservoirs to compensate for temperature variation in order to obtain optimum time keeping.
Very good quality mechanism, original without modification, hour and half hour strike on gong.
Mechanism stamped “Ardavant” and numbered “7488”
Excellent state of conservation and authenticity.