Louis XV Style Tortoiseshell Mantle Clock


c.1870, France

A very fine and impressive French Louis XV Style Tortoiseshell Mantel Clock of 8 day duration, striking hourly and half hourly on a bell.

The waisted case of Tortoiseshell with ormolu brass mouldings to the front and sides, surmounted by a scrolling acanthus leaves and cartouche. An opening glass front door to the enamel dial with Roman Numerals and Arabic 5 minutes.

Signed to centre by the notable Planchon, Paris and Movement by Medaille D’Argent Marti et Cie

Comes with pendulum and winding key.


H: 50cm x W: 25cm x D: 15cm


Sold As Is. In restored condition entailing complete removal of all hardware for polish including case and ensuring movements are wound correctly.