Posted in - Dial restoration on January 2nd 2014
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The dial is the focal point of the clock and it obviously has to be readable at a distance for the clock to perform its duty, ie. display the hour of the day.
Dials can be engraved metal, printed on metal, plastic or paper, have applied numerals, painted on wood or metal , fired in porcelain, …
Posted in - Case restoration on January 2nd 2014
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1. FULL CASE RESTORATION.
This magnificent French clock, c.1890, once gilded all over, had been cleaned to the point where all the gilt had been abraded away leaving traces in hidden places only.