Antique French Mantel clock with Garniture


A French porcelain mounted gilt metal clock garniture, striking movement by Ad. Mongin*, numbered 293, numbered pendulum, dial and plaques decorated with figures in a rural scene, break arch case with acanthus scrolls, 11½in (29cm) high; flanked by a pair of matching urns decorated with rural scenes, 11in (28cm) high.

*AD Mougin is listed as working in Herimoncourt in the late 1800s which is in the Montbeliard region of France one of the main clock making areas. Mougin is said to have exhibited roulants in 1900 and as his trademark contains Deux Medailles he presumably won two medals at exhibitions. According to Allix his name appears on a wrapper of Japy blanc roulants** for carriage clocks so he obviously sourced some roulants from Japy and finished them.

**Roulant is the term for an unfinished pendule de Paris movement. The movements came in two types, blancs which consisted of the plates, pillars and barrels and blanc roulants which also had the train wheels. They were supplied by a small number of factories none of which were actually in Paris and were finished by clockmakers who added the escapement and other working parts.

  • Origin: French
  • Location: Anticuarium Santander, Spain
  • Condition: Excellent, fully revised
  • Period: 1890-1900


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