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a french gilt-bronze and porcelain-mounted striking mantel clock

C&S, NO.7524. CIRCA 1880

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a french gilt-bronze and porcelain-mounted striking mantel clock
C&S, No.7524. circa 1880
The tapering case with shell, dove and flower mounts surmounted by a fruiting urn finial and flanked by figures of classical maidens holding seasonal attributes, on base inset with painted porcelain panels depicting birds, rustic symbols and a group in 18th century costume beside a pond, the breakfront plinth with gadrooned and bellflower cast border and on toupie feet, the porcelain dial with gilt-heightened pink chapter ring with individual Roman chapters and painted with a landscape to the centre, twin barrel movement with strike on bell stamped on the backplate for C&S and 7524
15¼in. (39.5cm.) high
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