French Directoire period antique urn shaped mantel clock signed Cleret a Orleans.

A late 18th century French ormolu mounted white marble urn shaped mantel clock. Having a ball finial and ormolu finials above a reeded and tapered underside with a turned socle and stepped black marble base all upon four bun feet. The fine white convex enamel dial surrounded by a fine ormolu beze is signed Cleret a Oreans and having fine gilt hands. The 8 day movement with flattened plates striking the hours and halves on a bell by means of a countwheel and regulated by a silk suspended pendulum. Pierre Cleret is known to have been working in Orleans 1773-94, while Claude Cleret was known to have been in Orleans in 1782. 20 inches tall ( 49 cms).

Stock Number: 3584

Origin: France

Price: £5,750

Availability: In Stock

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