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Stunning Mercurial Fire Gilt French Striking Clock By Raingo Freres

Stunning Mercurial Fire Gilt French Striking Clock By Raingo Freres

Stunning Mercurial Fire Gilt French Striking Clock By Raingo Freres

£2250$3048 USD€2600 EUR
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Date of manufacture: 19th Century

Current Status: For Sale

Originally retailed by Grohe of Wgmore street London, this stunning mercurial fire gilt French striking clock was made by the famous Raingo Freres. The origins of the company Raingo Frères lie with Zacharie Joseph Raingo (1775 – 1847), a clockmaker, who was born in Belgium in 1775. Zacharie Joseph Raingo specialised in creating astronomical clocks. One of these creations, a planetary pendulum clock made in 1824, was purchased by King George IV of England and is now housed in Windsor Castle.
Zacharie Joseph Raingo had four sons, Adolphe, Charles, Denis and Dorsant and together they formed Raingo Frères in 1823. The firm initially specialised in producing Empire and Restauration style clocks, manufacturing mantel clocks, table clocks, and wall mounted clocks.
By the mid-19th Century, Raingo Frères had expanded the range of their output into other bronzes and furnishings. In the 1860s, the firm supplied several clocks and bronzes to Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugenie, which now form part of the collection at the Musée du Louvre.
Such commissions enhanced the reputation of Raingo Frères, which became internationally recognised for the very fine quality of their bronzes and gilding. As the reputation of the firm grew, they collaborated with other famed makers of the times including Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Auguste Moreau and François Linke. The firm exhibited at the most important Exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century, winning a gold award at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Made from 14 individually cast and hand finished pieces, this clock is mesmerising to look at. From the tiny perfect cartouche numerals to the typically rococo style case
With over twenty five years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country.
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces.
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Declaration

19th Century

Dimensions

Height = 30cm

Width = 15cm

Depth = 10cm

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