T Cox Savory Paris
A Napoleon III red Boulle and ormolu mounted mantel clock in the Louis XV style. Of waisted form the shaped case with allover cut brass and tortoiseshell marquetry, mounted with finely cast and chased gilt bronze. The eight day movement with Brocot suspension, rack striking the hour and half hour on a gong. The circular gilt dial with enamel Roman numeral tablets marking the hours. Movement and case numbered 7059.
Primarily a retailer and silversmith, Thomas Cox Savory is recorded at 47 Cornhill, London in 1838 when he exhibited in his front window a mystery clock by Robert-Houdin. Loomes records him there 1851-1857 and also as having premises in Paris from the mid to late 19th Century.