DescriptionA LOUIS XV STYLE GILT BRONZE AND TORTOISESHELL MANTLE CLOCK ON STAND
L. Marti & Cie, Paris, France, circa 1890
Marks: L. Marti et Cie, MEDAILLE DE BRONZE, E.B. 20453
36-1/2 x 22-1/4 x 10-3/8 inches (92.7 x 56.5 x 26.4 cm)
The clock crowned with a basket of flowers with sprays of cascading blooms to either side, set in an elaborate composition of foliage framing the clock face, musical trophy below, and reticulated screens to the sides and back lined with a red fabric, the clock rests on a footed conforming base with gilt bronze mounts applied to the tortoiseshell veneer with bronze inlay within a gilt bronze frame work, clock face with Roman numeral, seconds and date ring, the clock key is present.
The clock has some loss of gilding and cracking to tortoiseshell. Lining fabric is a later replacement. Working condition of clock is not guaranteed.
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