French Rosewood Campaign Clock

French Rosewood Campaign Clock

 

French Campaign clock in a finely figured Rosewood case standing on a raised moulded plinth, both sides inlaid with satinwood floral decoration and resting on four turned bun feet.

 

Glazed opening front revealing a silvered dial with Roman numerals and original ‘blued’ steel hands signed ‘Martin Baskett A’Paris’.

 

Eight day movement with silk suspended pendulum and outside countwheel striking the hours and halves on a silvered bell.  The backplate also marked for Martin Baskett A’ Paris.  C.1820

 

Martin Baskett and Cie were based in Cheltenham and were known for importing and retailing very fine quality French clocks as is the case with this example.

 

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