French, circa 1850. A Parisian Louis XV style carved giltwood cartel clock of traditional form with two winged putti at top flanking a central rocaille ornament and haloed by c-scrolls mounted with carved roses, the remainder of the clock frame with heavily reticulated floral vines, beaded bands, and openwork scrolls, with white enamel convex dial of round form at center bearing cobalt blue Roman numeral interior dial and 60 second Arabic numeral exterior dial with hinged convex glass door, the dial bordered by rolled, beaded, and leaf tip ring bands. Back of movement case with impressed mark "Lombard a Paris" and maker's mark for Japy Freres (French, c.1771-c.1930s), with latest award dated 1849. Approximate height 24.75", width 17.375".
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