OEIL DE BOEUF L. XV Pochon à Paria Ca. 1780 France

Oeil de boeuf & Cartel clocks


Signed: Pochon à Paria
Circa 1780

The eight-day, spring-driven brass movement has circular plates and going and striking trains. The going train has anchor escapement and short silk-suspended pendulum. The striking train strikes on request the hour sand the quarters on a bell.

The circular white enamel dial has a chapter ring with Arabic hour numerals, Arabic five-minute numerals and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a fine pair of pierced gilt-brass hands. The clock is wound from the front near the 6. Above the XII is a square for regulating the going train. The dial is protected by a glass set in an engine-turned bezel and the dial is signed Pochon à Paria.

The circular bronzed-brass case is embellished by leaf ornaments, the lower one with acanthus leaves and a little bow, the upper one with roses and a bow with a suspension ring. There is a pearl string around the outer edge and the backdoor gives access to the pendulum. Duration 1 week

Diameter 19 cm.
Depth 10 cm.

Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, (Paris, 1972) p. 526.

The maker:
Jean-Charles Pochon worked in Paris, St. Martin des Champs ca. 1780. Circa 1800 Rue de l’Égalité.

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