A magnificent rosewood-encased clock with Roman numerals on a white enamel face, its case
decorated with mother-of-pearl auspicious symbols inlaid in its border.
Lustrous with rich color, the side panels of the box are pierced in T-fret
and stylized floral designs accented by a red- silk interior. The brass
clock face is intricately chiseled with a Greek fret border and scrollwork
intertwined with stylized lotus. Small glass windows on the sides and
and back sliding panels reveal the complex mechanism behind this
elegant functioning clock.
The clock includes its matching rosewood stand and is in excellent,
order with no damage or restoration.
Circa 1900, Shanghai, China.