A fine French Louis XV ormolu cartel clock J.B. du Tetre, circa 1740
14-day movement with half hour striking, lovely ormolu case with fine old patina
14.5-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic five-minute marking signed J.B. Du Tertre A Paris, fine gilt hands, similarly signed 14-day spring driven movement with verge escapement and silk suspended pendulum, half hour striking on a bell with numbered countwheel, finely cast and chiseled gilt bronze case adourned throughout with C and S scrolls together with foliage and flowers, sides with paterae trellis.
(Height) 47.50 cm (Width) 28.00 cm (Depth) 10.00 cm
(Height) 18.7 in (Width) 11 in (Depth) 3.9 in
Du Tertre, Jean Baptiste