~ French Art Deco style Bayard mantel silvered brass clock ~
This is a nice example of an Art Deco style mantel clock made by Bayard of France on a marble plinth base, in rectangular form with a silvered brass face and Arabic numerals.
The company Bayard started life under the name Duverdrey & Bloquel in 1867 in St Nicholas D’Aliermont, northern France. During the next decades, the company changed names from Duverdrey & Bloquel to Bayard and made many models of clocks including mantel clocks.
In 1978 Bayard was taken over by Jaeger-Levallois from Switzerland. In the 1980`s (1982-83) they began reproducing some of the clocks that had originally been manufactured by the first Bayard company.
This appears to be one of those high quality later reproductions.
~ Dimensions ~
The clock measures 20cm (8 inches) wide, 6.3cm (2 ½ inches) deep with a height of 14.7cm (5 ¾ inches).
It weighs 1.65kg.
~ Condition ~
The clock has some cracks and scratches along the top and sides of the silvered brass rectangle but there are no major marks along the two faces or the clock frame.
The clock has some brass pitting but is otherwise in a lovely condition.
The clock is in good working order.