French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set
French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set

French gilt bronze mounted lapis lazuli mantel clock set

1900 to 1950 France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£12,000 gbp
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This clock set will make a beautiful addition to a mantelpiece. The combination of the lustrous, golden gilt bronze (ormolu) and the deep blue gemstone, lapis lazuli (a later addition) has resulted in a truly stunning piece of decorative art.

The set consists of a central clock and two flanking candelabra. The clock is composed of a tall, rectangular lapis case, topped by a domed lapis lid, which is richly decorated with sinuous gilt bronze mounts. These take the form of scrolls with stylised bird heads, topped by curled leaves and a pointed finial. These gilt bronze mounts continue down the sides of the clock, terminating in scrolls at the base.

The front of the lapis clock case features a circular dial, with Arabic Number hours on a white enamel face. This dial is intricately decorated with pierced, gilt bronze designs, and it is contained within a gilt bronze case. The top corners of the lapis case are mounted with gilt bronze rosettes, and the bottom centre features a gilt bronze cartouche. Fruit swags are suspended between the handles, mounted onto the side of clock body, and the cartouche on the front. These have been finely cast, so that each fruit is naturalistically depicted. The clock is set on an oval gilt bronze base, with a projecting front, placed on toupie feet.

The candelabra that accompany the clock feature gilt bronze candle-holders (six each), supported on scrolling, vine-like gilt bronze branches. These spring from gilt bronze embossed, bulbous forms. The candelabra feature lapis bodies, which are similar in design to the clock. Like the clock, their lapis bodies and lids are mounted with gilt bronze scrolls, cartouches, and fruit swags, and they are set on gilt bronze bases, raised up on toupie feet.

Clock- Height 71cm, width 39cm, depth 27cm
Candelabra- Height 67cm, width 29cm, depth 31cm
Dimensions
Height 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Width 39.00 cm (15.35 inches)
Depth 71.00 cm (27.95 inches)
Stock Code
15839
Medium
Gilt bronze (ormolu), lapis lazuli
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
39 South Audley Street
London
W1K 2PP

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