A beautiful black Chinoiserie decorated mantle clock of unusual design and grand proportions with gilt pagoda top surmounted by a an egg shaped finial. Case decorated with floral, bird and rural scenes. Ceramic dial with painted floral swags - no chips or damage and filigree hands. The French movement with outside countwheel and cartouche for Marti et Cie, the well regarded French maker. Chimes the hours and half hours on a bell. Excellent overall condition. The case has been cleaned and waxed, with minor wear commensurate with age. The movement has been stripped/cleaned and reassembled.