Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock

Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite mantel clock

19th century France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£12,000 gbp
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This fine mantel clock is truly a sight to behold, and features gleaming gilt bronze decorations mounted onto a contrasting malachite veneered base; the malachite veneer being applied as a later addition to this 19th Century masterpiece.

The design of the clock is dominated by the striking gilt bronze figures of a Roman general and a child, which surmount the piece. The Roman general is depicted in military dress, and the child wears a draped robe and proffers a medallion which shows a delicately rendered relief profile.
Between the legs of the figures, who stand on a naturalistic, rocky base, is the circular clock dial, which features a beaded rim and a white face with black Arabic numerals. The face is further decorated with painted floral swags.

Supporting the clock face and figure is the rectangular, malachite-veneered clock case, which is mounted to the front with gilt bronze motifs of Roman military uniform and weapons, set onto medallions. The upper clock case is set upon a frieze of gilt bronze leaf bordering, and mounted onto a lower, broader, rectangular plinth, which is also veneered with malachite. The entire clock sits on four gilt bronze block feet - the front two decorated with scrolling leaf motifs, and the rear two with a more simplistic design.
Dimensions
Height 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
Width 39.00 cm (15.35 inches)
Depth 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Stock Code
15380
Medium
Malachite, ormolu
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
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