A fine French Louis XVI ormolu mounted marble ‘borne’ mantel clock, A. Wolff Paris, circa 1770.
The enamel dial has Roman numerals for the hours and is signed A.(augus)te Wolff A Paris. The outer rim has five minute marking and around the centre there are date numerals. The beautifully foliate pierced and engraved hands are made of gilt brass. The date hand is made of blued steel.
The flat bottomed movement has two spring barrels and a duration of eight days. It is regulated by anchor escapement in combination with a silk suspended pendulum. The clock has half hour striking on a bell by means of a countwheel.
The white marble case is extensively decorated with fine ormolu mounts. It is surmounted by an urn with heavy garlands trailing to the sides. The front has intricate foliate ornament. The flat plinth with rounded ends is raised on gadrooned feet.