English ormolu & marble CLOCK

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1990/19: An impressive and very fine quality mid-19th century ENGLISH MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is surmounted by a gilded bronze bust of the Duke of Wellington on a plinth, with ormolu mounts below. The dial, with its finely cast ormolu bezel, is flanked by classical figures of muses, whilst the whole clock is mounted on a white marble base applied with ormolu swags flanking a central mask. The 8-day English movement is chain-driven fusee and is signed to the backplate: "French, Royal Exchange, LONDON".14ins (36cms) wide. *James Moore FRENCH (1808-1842) a prominent and highly regarded clockmaker who made watches; clocks and marine chronometers.


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