This very attractive French made Crystal Regulator mantel clock was sold by Tiffany & Co. of New York, New York circa 1900.

The oval shaped case is slightly oversized as compared to the more common size of 11 inches in height. This case measures a full 14 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 7.25 inches deep. In addition, it also features and unusual two tone finish. The traditional yellow color of the brass color is set off with an alternating silver banding. All of which has been recently polished and protected with a lacquer finish. All four sides of the case are fitted with glass panels. These panels are all bowed and conform to the shape of the case. The panels also feature beveled edges on all four sides. The front and back of this case are fitted with doors. These provide access to the dial and movement. The movement is brass and is very good quality. It is spring powered and designed to run eight days on a full wind. It also strikes each hour on the hour on a bell that is mounted to the back of the movement. This clock also strikes once on each half hour. The escapement is visible at the front of the dial. This design is called a Drocourt escapement and the pins are jewels. The Retailer’s die-stamp, “Tiffany & Co. / NEW YORK” came be found on the back plate of the movement It is also die-stamped with the number “2281.” The pendulum is the traditional format of two glass vials supported in a brass frame. The enamel dial is stepped having two levels. The outer band features a time ring that is formatted with Roman hour style numerals. The five minute markers are indicated by brass pin. The other minutes are painted as dashes on the time ring. The stepped in section features the visible escapement and the Retailer’s name which is printed in block lettering. Both dials are trimmed with a decorative brass bezel. The hands are decoratively designed and made of brass. This is a better than average example. It is invetory No. 218017.


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