French origin. A champleve decorated mantel clock.
The very attractive mantel clock was made in France sometime around 1890. The quality is outstanding. The case is constructed in brass and retains it's original gilt wash which remains in excellent condition. The case design features freestanding columns at each corner, four urn shaped finials and a caddy top that supports a turret topped with a rococo style finial. In addition, many of the surfaces are decorated with champleve. This treatment is very colorful and can be found on the front panel, upper and lower frieze, around each finial and in the center of the dial. This dial measures approximately 3.5 in diameter and features Arabic hour numerals. A brass bezel which is fitted with beveled glass protects it. One would need to open this in order to wind the clock with a key. The spring powered movement, stamped "A-1" and made by Samuel Marti, is designed to run eight-days on a full wind. It will also strike each hour on a wire gong that is mounted inside the case.
This clock measure approximately 13 inches tall, 7 inches wide and 5 inches deep.
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