Malachite Mounted Mantel Clock Circa. 1840

A Malachite Mounted Mantel Clock, French circa 1850.


3 and 3/4 inch enamel dial signed "Martin Baskett and Cie A Paris", similarly signed bell striking movement (bell lacking), the crisply cast case surmounted by a shallow urn with grape finial and above a bacchic mask, flanked by scrolling corbels and raised on a break-front plinth decorated with swags, the front inset with four panels of richly coloured malachite.