A late 19th century French brass and champleve enamel mantel...

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A late 19th century French brass and champleve enamel mantel clock garniture, the clock by Japy Freres & Cie, Paris, retailed by Benetfink & Co., London. The 3.75-inch dial with cellular Arabic chapter ring, inscribed 'BENETFINK & CO LONDON MADE IN PARIS, framing filigree rosette centre, the two-train movement, numbered 445 48 and with Japy Freres Exposition stamp, striking on a coiled gong, the architectural case with female bust surmount over stepped spreading top with enamel cartouche, the beaded bezel within enamel surround between pilasters, on enamel cartouche-centred base, 15, (38cm) high, on blue plush-lined giltwood plinth and ebonised stand, together with a pair of near-matching urns, each with beaded rim and enamelled everted neck over twin handles, floral sprays between ring handles, and friezes on turned socle and stepped base with spreading bracket feet, 9.25, (23.5cm) high, on plinths and circular ebonised stands, with a pair of circular glass domes.
Clock - some fading to blacking of chapters. Metal polish to case, otherwise good. Minor rubbing to one corner of gilt plinth.Small chip to rim of one glass dome.

Auction Date:
24th Oct 16 at 10am BST
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