A rare find, this is a 19th century desk or bedside clock working but needs a cleaning I'm sure (runs like it needs to be cleaned, oiled). The old stand would have been worked by perhaps the foundry, Barbedienne, of Paris, which did quite a lot of this type of beautifully cast bronze and champleve enamel, but there is not a signature to confirm it.
Very good to excellent for age and type. The old case/stand is just wonderful. The kiln-fired enamel is beautifully done and very well preserved as you can see in our photos. It is an exceptionally nice case, fine artisanship in the making of it. I have not taken it apart to look at the clockworks, knowing it runs is enough for this one. The clock ran when I bought it, then didn't run when I got it home, then started running again on its own shortly after. It usually means it's ready for a cleaning and oiling to run properly but it does have all of its parts and is a working clock. Function and form - a little beauty. I can see it on a bedside table, ring tray at the ready for your guests or yourself. It is 4" tall overall, and the clock has a 2" diameter, with the base of the stand being 3" in diameter. Back-wind and set.
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