An attractive blue Chinoiserie Georgian style bracket clock, the white dial inscribed Mappin & Webb, London, with gold engine turned surround. Case allover decorated in Chinoiserie relief mouldings of garden scenes, flowers, temple, maiden and birds.
Fitted with a Franz Hermle German brass movement which strikes the hours and half hours on a bell. Third quarter 20th Century.
Mappin & Webb is a jewellery company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Mappin & Webb traces its origins to a silver workshop founded in 1775. It now has retail stores in the UK. It has held Royal Warrants to British monarchs since 1897
Hermle Clocks was founded in 1922 in southern Germany by Franz Hermle & Sons. By 1930, Hermle was leading in manufacturing and cutting-edge operations. Even after the war, Hermle was still producing high standard clocks, along with producing clocks for other companies. The overall focus at the beginning of Hermle's life was precision. In the 1970's they expanded to engineering and quartz movement clocks. Hermle Clocks is a German family owned and operated company in its third generation.
The clock is in excellent condition with only a few minor nibbles to the case commensurate with age.
Stock No. WG0002