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    rustic large striking wall clock by hirt, nantes

    An imposing 17-inch dial rustic French dial clock dating from the middle of the 19th century, with a gold-painted metal surround.

     
    The movement case is a hexagonal wooden structure, edged in shaped wooden sections, left as an unpolished backbox.
     
    The French movement has an 8-day duration. It has outside countwheel strike on a bell, striking the hours and the passing of the half hour.
     
    There is a regulation arbor which protrudes through the dial, just above the signature, Hirt, Nantes.
     
    The movement is overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
     
    Charles Hirt of Nantes (c.1820-c.1890) is noted in Tardy's dictionary of clockmakers as having exhibited turret clocks between 1851 and 1861.

    Materials:
    Metal and wood
    Width:
    54
    Height:
    54
    Depth:
    15
    Price: SOLD

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