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A very attractive and original antique french mantel clock in porcelain and original ormolu with silvered bronze highlights to some leaves and buds.
set upon a d-ended base with four feet and applied rosettes each side of a central porcelain panel with black ground and beautifully painted foilage. similar porcelain panels to each d-end of the base. below the dial is a larger panel again beautifully painted with foilage. to each side of the clock is a beautiful female mask with scrolls down the side to buds and foilage again picked out in silver. to the top of the clock is a porcelain urn with ormolu handles.
the beautiful dial is porcelain in similar vein with a cupid with foilage on a black ground. the blue roman numerals on a white ground. the spade hands are of gilt bronze.
the movement is of 8 day duration striking the hours and halves on a bell.
the clock comes with its original base and glass dome.
france circa 1860.
14 inches high by 12 inches wide ( 34 cms by 30 cms ) without base and dome.