Mantel clock, circular enamelled dial inscribed 'Millet a Paris', supported on back of bronze bull, ormolu base cast and chased with rococo motifs, surmount cast and chased as a trophy of the Chase. French Louis XV tradition. 8-day French striking mantel clock in ormolu and patinated bronze case, c.1880. 2 train, 4 pillar movement with lever platform escapement, stamped on backplate '9448', 'MB and a hammer', in an oval cartouche and Vincenti silver medal medallion. Rack half hour striking on bell. Convex white enamel dial with Roman numerals, Arabic five minute figures with gold applied spots to five minutes. Signed in dial centre - illegible. Regulation at XII. Pull-start button between XI and XII. Pierced gilt brass hands. Case with bronze bull carrying clock in ornate rococo style ormolu casing standing on bronze and ormolu scrolling base.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Huttleston Rogers Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966) with the house and the rest of the contents.
Marks and inscriptions
Millet a Paris
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