Baccarat engraved crystal sunflower-form mantel clock
French, late 19th Century
Height 65cm, width 25cm, depth 15cm
This beautiful sunflower-form mantel clock is by Baccarat. The clock features a dial modelled as a sunflower, with hour indices inscribed onto the bronze centre, which is encompassed by a ring of gilt metal petals. The flowerhead is raised on a naturalistic stem surrounded by patinated metal leaves, with the stem supported by a crystal vase engraved with delicate flowers and foliage. The vase is supported by a gilt bronze base moulded with acorns and leaves.
The movement is signed for Planchon of Paris, and the base is signed for Baccarat.