"Cartel In Tortoiseshell And Gilt Bronze Era Napoléon III"Cartel called "doll's head" in the Louis XV style, from the Napoleon III period. Covered with a beautiful tortoise shell veneer, warm and contrasting color. The whole has benefited from a varnish with a buffer providing shine, contrast and protection. Quality ornamentation in gilded bronze, thick and finely chiseled bronze. Four long volutes are distributed at each angle, following the shape of the cartel. Adorned at the top of a floral bouquet. Large domed dial in white enamel, bearing the name of the watchmaker "Gimilini à Nantes". Protected by curved glass.
Original movement without modification, ringing on a "gong" as the hours and a half hour pass.
Very nice volume, well proportioned to the flamboyant colors. Beautiful contrast of tortoiseshell and gilded bronze.
Perfect authenticity and a remarkable state of conservation.