A Second Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock


A Second Empire mantel clock in a gilt bronze case.

A Second Empire mantel clock in a gilt bronze case, surmounted with a pair of putti resting on trailing olive branches with a wreathed quiver of arrows over a globe painted midnight blue with applied gothic style Roman numerals in gilt bronze, with snake hands and on a neoclassical socle with brackets supporting the globe and with beading, acanthus leaves on a shaped base raised on small compressed bun feet, with an eight day two train movement striking the hours and half hours on a bronze bell, the backplate stamped S Marti & Cie, MEDAILLE DE BRONZE. French, circa 1870. Supplied with a key.

Condition: Excellent, the clock is in very good condition with very little wear to the gilding and no signs of excessive polishing, the globe containing the movement is in good condition with a few small marks to the paint which are not noticeable, and the movement has been fully serviced and overhauled and is in good working order.

Height = 33 cm (13”)
Width = 39 cm (15.25”)
Depth = 17.5 cm (7”)