Antique French champleve enamel four glass mantel clock.
Made for the Chinese market.
Retailed by L. Vrard & Co, Peking
Four glass gilt bronze case with bevelled glasses, crested by a half-fluted saucer shaped urn and pine cone finials above reeded Corinthian columns, decorated in polychrome enamels with flowers and scrolling leaves, standing on a stepped base and bracket feet.
8-Day time and strike movement with makers mark, S. Marti. Marked no.847, A&N Paris.
Gilt and champlevé dial with Arabic numerals, inscribed L. Vrard & Co, Peking.
14.5 inches / 36cm high,
6.75 inches / 17cm wide,
5.25 inches / 13cm deep
L. Vrard & Co. Peking, were silversmiths and jewellers.
A specialty is the manufacture of the Peking enamels, so greatly admired.
L. Vrard & Co. were amongst the most eminent Swiss watchmakers specialized in watches for the Chinese Market, founded in 1860 under the name Laidrich & Vrard. As of 1862, the firm started its operations in Tientsin, followed by branches in Shanghai and Peking.
Chronometer, Clock and Watchmakers, Jewellers and Opticians, General Fancy Goods, Toys and Perfumery.
36 Nanking Rd, Peking.
ID Number: 4401
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