Lyre pendulum suspended zither pendulum Vernis Martin metal clock twentieth

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A10 244

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900,00 €

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Rare lyre-shaped pendulum in wood and Vernis Martin *, enamelled dial with Arabic numerals inserted in a zither (in metal) suspended from the lyre mount, thus forming an oscillating balance, vintage from the early 20th century.

This clock is in good condition, it is in its own juice. It will have to be revised. We have his key. The dial is signed (illegible).

A note: accidents and lack of Vernis Martin in places, wear of time and scratches on the zither, look at the photos (see red arrows).

* Martin varnish:

In 1728, the Martin brothers in Paris developed an imitation of copal-based lacquer, the Martin varnish, intended to compete with lacquers from China and Japan. This varnish, less expensive for the decoration of furniture than the application of lacquer panels, also served to harmonize furniture with a significant curve, the lacquer panels not being able to bear being too rounded. Martin varnish created the connection between these panels so that the furniture was visually homogeneous. However, it had its own existence by reproducing and interpreting the works of painters of the time applied to furniture as decoration. Martin varnish was also used in the 19th century on period furniture.

Data sheet

  • Diamètre cadran 9 cm
  • Dimensions 24 cm x 11,5 cm
  • Height totale 63,5 cm / lyre