French Ormolu and Porcelain Panel Mantel Clock
Fine Porcelain mounted (gilt bronze) ormolu mantel clock with reeded columns, Corinthian capitals and acorn finials, the arch top case draped with garlands and a Cherub’s head below a porcelain urn surmounted by a butterfly. The whole standing on a rectangular plinth inset with porcelain panels depicting cherub’s at play.
The front inset with a porcelain panel painted with the dial with Roman numerals and fine gilt hands above a mother and child scene within tooled gilt and ‘Beau-Celeste’ borders applied with red ‘jewels’, the sides inset with further panels beautifully painted.
Eight day French movement signed Samuel Marti with outside countwheel striking on a silvered bell. C.1860.