A Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock by Osmond

A Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock by Robert Osmond, 
the dial and movement signed Charles Le Roy à Paris
the springs signed Richard Avril 1772

Height: 38 cm. (15 in.)    Width: 32 cm. (12 ½ in.)    Depth: 18 cm. (7 in.)

The circular enamel dial indicates the Roman numeral hours and Arabic numeral minutes with pierced and engraved gilt brass hands. The circular movement has an anchor escapement and silk thread suspension and strikes the hours and half hours by means of a count-wheel on the back-plate.

 

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This model is after design no. 80 by Robert Osmond, held in the Bibliothèque Doucet, Paris.