A PROVINCIAL NEOCLASSICAL PARCEL GILT AND PAINTED WOOD MANTLE CLOCK, WORKS BY VINCENTI & CIE, MID 19TH CENTURY,
the hinged gilt bronze beaded and mille rayons detailed bezel with convex glass cover, opening to a white enameled dial with black Arabic numerals and quarter hour numbers, enclosing reticulated gilt metal hour/minute hands over twin key escapements, reversing to a hinged glass door opening to reveal a brass notched wheel and hammer strike bell concealing a hook suspended pendulum ending in a crisply cast ormolu basket spilling over with tightly packed leafy blooms, before a cover plate numbered 1401 and stamped circular pastille "MEDAILLE D'ARGENT / Vincenti & Cie / 1855," within a barrel form case suspending laurel leaf swags and surmounted by a flower filled urn, raised on a flaring rectangular arched base with reeded details flanked by two handled blossoming spray filled vases on shaped rectangular pedestals and a beaded serpentine rectangular plinth on compressed bun feet. Height: 18 1/4" Width: 15 3/4" Depth: 4 1/8"
Good condition for restored antique carved wood clocks including but not limited to normal gilding wear and flaking scattered throughout, one foot repaired and dial face has yellowed from old restoration. Simpson's does not guarantee clock or time piece mechanisms.
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