BAULLIER & GUYERDET - EMPIRE
MANTEL CLOCK 'LA LECTURE' GILT-BRONZE
Baullier & Guyerdet à Paris, movement No. 3751.
Made circa 1815.
Fine and rare, Empire, gilt-bronze, 8-day going, hour
and half-hour striking mantel clock.
Rectangular clock housing in the form of a bookcase
surmounted by a wreath and book finial, oval base with
two seated children reading books, the sides with chased
garland mounts, stepped base and circular feet, bezel
chased with a repeated pattern.
Annular white enamel with radial Roman numerals,
outer minute track, engine- turned gilt center. Blued steel
Circular plates, going barrels for both trains, anchor
escapement, silk suspension, pendulum with gilt-brass
bob, countwheel striking on a bell.