French Morez picture frame clock with mother of pearl details
This is a fine example of a French Morez picture frame clock. The Morez picture frame clock is the quintessential French country wall clock. These clocks were mostly made in and around the town of Morez which is located in the Comte region of France. These clocks take their name from the “frame” which is typically curvy and encloses an intricate design and the dial. This particular clock has a its design being made up of mother of pearl, various woods, and brass. The dial is reverse painted glass with Roman numerals and signed with the establishment and location of the retailer. The movement of this clock is spring driven and strikes the hours and half hours on a coiled gong. Winding of the springs is required once a week to maintain continual running. These clocks would make a particularly great addition to any kitchen.