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French mantel clock in an ormolu case depicting Putti and striking on a bell. Circa 1875.

A very attractive French mantel clock in good, original condition.

Stock No:   14234

The eight day duration, circular 'Movement de Paris' with Anchor Recoil escapement and countwheel striking the hours and halfs on a bell. Also having a visible Sunburst pendulum and behind a 3 3/4" diameter, white enamel bowed dial with black Arabic hour numerals, minute divisions and Arabic quarter hour numerals. Having a Brocot regulating square above the numeral 12, ornate pierced and carved ormolu hands and a finely cast hinged, ormolu bezel with bowed glass and beaded and ridge decoration. There is also a rear glazed bezel.

Contained in an attractive and well-proportioned ormolu case depicting two putti holding a draped frame aloft with the movement housing drum sat upon it and adorned with floral swags and a basket of fruit. The figures are mounted upon a shaped and moulded white marble plinth with beaded edging and upon 5 cast ormolu feet.

* The condition of this piece is very good with almost all of its original 'Fire gilding' intact. The photographs do not portray the true beauty of the gold and the Putti are exceptionally well represented aesthetically.

Dimensions:                                     17" high x 10" wide x 5 1/2" deep including glass.

Condition:                                         Very good.

Circa:                                                1875.

Price:                                                 £3,750.00.

Investment forecast:                         4 (this clock is expected to rise in value by 40% over the next ten years).

Antique French mantel clock in an ormolu case.
  • Antique French mantel clock in an ormolu case.
  • Antique French mantel clock in an ormolu case.
  • Antique French mantel clock in an ormolu case.
  • Antique French mantel clock in an ormolu case.
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