Antique gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock by Deniere

By Denière et Fils (French, 1804-1903)

£5,500

This beautiful bronze clock is highly ornamented with a classical vase, scrollwork and foliate motifs, and is topped by a pair of gilt bronze love birds.

 

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Description

This charming clock was crafted circa 1840 by Jean-François Denière, the famous craftsman who founded the famous Parisian bronze factory, 'Denière & Fils'. The piece consists of a tall bronze body, with a central, circular metal dial, which is supported on four scrolling gilt bronze feet, and topped by two gilt bronze love birds.

The clock is raised up by two gilt bronze feet and a central mount, which take the form of scrolling vine-like forms, with clusters of grapes growing from them. Above, the tall, rectangular bronze body of the clock is covered with floral decoration. In the lower area, there is a classical vase full of flowers, which is flanked by classical columns, with flowers growing on and around them. A circular metal clock dial, with Arabic numbers and a foliate gilt bronze border is positioned at the centre of the body. Above, the columns support a shaped frieze, which is decorated with strapwork and foliate motifs. This is surmounted by two gilt bronze pinecone finials and a pair of lovebirds, perched on a floral swag.

'J.-F. Deniere à Paris' is inscribed on the metal dial, and the movement backplate is stamped 'Deniere / A Paris'.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Denière et Fils (French, 1804-1903)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c.1840
Period
Early 19th Century
Style
Louis XVI, Neoclassical
Material
Bronze
Colour
Brown, Gold

Dimensions

Height
45 cm / 17.7 inches
Width
26 cm / 10.2 inches
Depth
10 cm / 3.9 inches

Reference:
15858

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