A LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE CARTEL CLOCK BAILLON , PARIS.
The ormolu case with silk backed sound frets and flanked by fluted
pilasters with urn finials, is surmounted by a large urn finial
with rams head ring handles from which are draped berried leaf swags
around the clock. The case is finished with a foliate terminal.
The white enamel dial signed "Baillon a PARIS" has Roman
hour chapters and Arabic five minute markers. There are well chased
gilt filigree hands and there is a regulation arbor above the XII
The movement with square plates and an anchor escapement, strikes
on a bell using a large countwheel. The pendulum with lenticular
bob is silk suspended .
Height 27 ins. (68cms.)
Width 13ins. (33 cms.)
Depth 5.5 ins. (14 cms.)