Antique Oriental Aesthetic Period Bronze Clock

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This truly delightful Aesthetic Movement clock  dates from the late 19th century was produced in Paris by Etienne Maxant for the prestigious Bailey Banks and Biddle of Philadelphia. Clock measures 20.5 x 15.5 x 7 in. and weighs over 30 lbs.  Its round brass 8 day spring driven movement is signed “Etienne Maxant, Paris, 6422” with half hour strike on a coiled gong.  The movement features Maxant’s invisible clock winding mechanism patented 1879 with silvered pull-out winding blocks hidden behind the bezel. There's also a third block to start the pendulum swing with corresponding movement parts numbered 6422 and marked “EM”.  The oriental style case in polished gilt bronze features an elephant head crest, pagoda form and relief panel.  The movement winds, sets and runs, but the “pendulum start” mechanism is incomplete.  There is a hairline crack in the dial from 11 to 5, partially restored, and the pendulum is missing.  ( Japonisme oriental chinese Japanese Japonism )

Item Details

Reference #:
ha-1294
Quantity
1
Category
Furniture & Furnishings
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
Late 19th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
bronze