Edwardian Chinoiserie Mantel Clock by Mappin & Webb
MAPPIN AND WEBB
Edwardian mantel clock housed in a chinoiserie decorated case on a green ground with typical Chinese scenes standing on a raised, stepped base and surmounted by a pagoda top with vase finial.
Eight day movement with lever escapement by Astral, Coventry, silvered dial signed ‘Mappin & Webb, London. C.1910
In 1871 the firm of H.Williamson Ltd was founded by Henry Williamson in Coventry with offices and showrooms at 81, Farrington Road. By 1903 Williamson had factories in Coventry, Salisbury and Buren (Switzerland). In 1928 the firm began producing clocks under the name of ‘Astral’ with a clock key as the logo. In the mid 1930’s mainly due to the world wide depression the company was forced into liquidation and became a part of the English clock and watch manufacturers which in turn later on was taken over by Smiths English Clocks. Astral clocks were produced up until 1955.