Circa 1880, white marble and gilt mounted mantel clock. Topped with a classic urn and gilded Roman goddess, the main body of the clock has chamfered corners with golden finials held in place by gilded brackets. The side has gilded lion mask faces and the front has bevelled edge glass covering a clock face with makers name of ‘James Ritchie & Son, 25 Leith Street, Edinburgh’. Standing on 4 paw feet of a winged griffin, with gilded foliate designs; it has been serviced.
The earliest mention of James Ritchie was in 1805, after which he was established as a clockmaker on Leith Street, Edinburgh. In 1836 the name appears as James Ritchie and Son, which has been the name of the business up to the present day; making them the oldest watch and clock making business in Edinburgh.
- Size 41 cm high x 41 cm wide x 14 cm deep