The addition of finely detailed figures in bronze or other metal to mantel clock cases is a form of decorative accessory that was mastered by French craftsmen in the late 18th century. Here we have a Bronze and Oak Desk Clock Made in France Circa 1870-1890.
The seated figure of Benjamin Franklin with scientific apparatus on an oak base inset with enamel dial, the movement stamped "France”.
An 8-day duration timepiece mechanism with lever escapement. Recently cleaned and is running as it should. Time Only Clock-No Chime.
Wood Base 12.75” Length 5” depth
A similar clock sits in the Diplomatic Reception Room, U.S. Department of State (Washington, D.C.). I cannot find any other similar clock, this very well could be a quite rare clock with historical relevance.
I am a long-standing member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors).
This clock will be professionally packaged by UPS shipping store-I am estimating the packing and shipping as a flat $80 cost. If the packing and shipping cost less, I will refund you the difference. If it cost more, I will pay the balance over $80. I assume the packing will cost $30-$35 and shipping should be $45-$65 because of the weight and size of the boxes. This will be triple boxed!
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Approximate retail price is $1,850-$2,000 Could be even higher in the right auction!