Early French religieuse wall clock with verge escapement pendulum. Signed P Nourry a Lyon
Lovely simple down to earth important wall clock
Absolutely the beginning of the pendulum with verge escapement movement according to the invention from the well known scientist Christian Huygens. Huygens was very inspired by Leonardo da Vinci who made the first drawings from a new escapement dividing The hour in 60 minutes with a short pendulum with verge escapement together with cycloid arches and created the nowadays time .
Salomon Coster created the first experiment in The Hague Holland
The brass engraved chapter ring with signature shield on faded red velvet .
The primitive case covered with ebony fineer .
A must for collectors.