The Ormolu Clocks are some of the most beautiful clocks ever made.
Ormolu (/ˈɔːrməluː/; from French or moulu, “grounded/pounded gold”) is the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam to an object of bronze, and for objects finished in this way.
During research for books you may discover lot of things you didn’t know and some things you wish you hadn’t discovered . LOL!
I was using this clock as a mantle decor in a historical fiction novel and discovered that the process in producing them included mercury being cooked in an oven in a non ventilated room. Well, you can see why they were only made in the 1830’s. Their manufacturing period is rather short considering their popularity. Bear in mind back in the 1830’s people didn’t know the danger of mercury as they do today. The clocks