Isn't it just too gorgeous! Found in France, this one has a maker's mark that is not French. It is crafted in very fine perforated cast .800 silver, and has 18k gold layering, the French call it vermeil. Showing through the perforations in that front panel you see a shimmering rainbow from the mother of pearl beneath. It's more like a precious little jewel than a bedside clock. The face is hand painted with raised gold, the hands delicate and perfect. I don't see how to easily access the clockworks and don't wish to pry its backing off. The watch key works both the winding and the setting pins and the clock runs perfectly. In the Louis XV style, and a little rooster worked into the front and back. The cover for the clock in back is hinged and the silver marks are found on the inside of that cover. Just 4" tall, it begs to be a feature in a Bru or other antique doll's house, don't you agree? I have a couple of wonderful French antique doll furniture pieces to list soon - be sure to come back for those. If you recognize the hallmark, please email and we'll annotate our listing. Thank you.
Excellent condition. I am not certain of age - vintage to antique. With French marks we are usually able to fine the silversmith and by that method put a very accurate date to it. If guessing, I would say Belle Epoch, c.1900-1920, perhaps. I find no flaws to note, and it winds smoothly and is working just fine. I do not know if it's a 1, 3 or 8 day movement. I only wind up enough to watch that it's working well for an hour or two, fearing overwinding, which is always an issue with old watches and clocks.