A French Silver Cased Mantel Clock Timepiece


A fine early 20th century French silver mantel clock timepiece.

A fine early 20th century French silver mantel clock timepiece, in the Rococo style with a richly cast case with exuberant scrolling motifs, flowers and leaves and with textured and plain surfaces, with a hinged cast bezel over a 2” white enamel dial with Roman numerals in black with outer minute track and Arabic minute markers, with silvered pierced hands, to an eight day timepiece drum movement with an English lever escapement, raised on a decorative base with scrolls and outswept feet. French, with French marks, possibly with the mark of Auguste Leroi, 22 Rue de Réaumur, Paris, and with English import marks for London 1914 and the maker’s mark of Charles Stuart Harris. Supplied with a key.

Condition: Overall very good, the case is in excellent condition with no scratches or dents and it stands straight. The dial has a small crack around 2 o’clock, and there is a shadow between 6 and 7 o’clock, other than that the dial is in good condition. The movement has been fully serviced and overhauled and is in good working condition. Overall the clock has a wonderful appearance and colour, and has a great deal of presence.

Height = 23 cm (9”)
Width = 13 cm (5.5”)
Depth = 8.5 cm (3.25”)