Victorian Globe Clock, Edouard Serin, Paris, circa 1880
Height 19 inches, Width 9.75 inches, Depth 5.5 inches.
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A rare Edouard Serin, Paris mantel clock with moon phase display, surmounted by a revolving terrestrial globe on gilt stand. Circa 1880.
The black slate case with incised foliate line decoration, 4 inch enamel dial with gilt bezel with beveled glass, blued steel hands, Roman numeral white enamel dial with central moon phase display with a rotating Halifax moon dial and scale showing the age of the moon in days, signed 'Jolly a Laval'.
The 5.5" globe with a brass equator ring fitted with 24 enamel cartouches showing 24 hours, 1-12 in red and 1-12 in black indicating AM/ PM hours at any point on the earth.
The globe northern hemisphere mounted with a brass pointer indicating the current time in Paris, the southern hemisphere with indicator marked 'Antipode de Paris', and also labelled "Edouard Serin Brevete S.G.D.G. Paris", and with his trade mark.
8 days time and strike movement which also serves to rotate the globe, square plate movement also with the trade mark of Edouard Serin.
This clock had undergone a comprehensive conservation. The perfect dial was not touched. The globe was sent to London and cleaned by a leading specialist. The case was cleaned and polished and the movement re-built.