This rare French porcelain vase clock with applied Bisque swags and garlands by Niederviller has white enameled annular dials with Roman hour and Arabic minute markings. The front and back are each decorated with different glazed enamel scenes of castles, lakes, and mountains.
The eight-day movement, which is visible by lifting the ornate top, strikes a bell on the hour and half-hour. The maker has engraved HR, surrounded by a diamond, on the back plate.
The movement has been recently cleaned and serviced by Gerald Marsh in Winchester, England, and is in good working order. There are no cracks or chips on the porcelain and no evidence of repair.
A similar clock can be found on page 288, photo #6, of “La Pendule Francaise” by Tardy.
Dimensions: 14”(34cm) high, 5 1/2”(14cm) diameter