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Scarlet Red Tortoiseshell and Brass Boulle Clock

Charles Hour 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 inset with glazed panel and visible starburst pendulum, the sides and front inlaid  with engraved scrolling brass and mounted with rococo gilt bronze. The circular twelve piece enamel dial, with an eight day movement and brocot suspension, striking the hour and half hour with outside countwheel on a bell. Movement and pendulum numbered 4363.


Circa 1880