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Antique Red Tortoiseshell & Cut Brass Boulle Mantel Clock

Billiet & Cottebrune Paris

A late 19th century, French, brass inlaid scarlet red tortoiseshell and ormolu mounted mantel clock. The finial modelled as a basket of fruit above a waisted shaped case, the sides and front inlaid  with engraved scrolling brass and mounted with rococo gilt bronze. The circular gilt dial with twelve piece enamel tablets, an eight day movement with brocot suspension, rack striking the hour and half hour on a bell. Movement and pendulum numbered 8559.

Height 12″ (30.5cm)

Width 6 1/2″ (16.5cm)

Depth 4″ (10.3cm)


Circa 1880