Charles X gilt bronze and malachite equestrian mantel clock

By Bourdin, A. E. (French, active Mid-19th Century)

£15,000

This superb piece is a Charles X bronze and malachite mounted clock, with an enamel dial and movement stamped for Bourdin, Horloger du Roi.

 

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Description

In radiant gilt-bronze and vibrant rich malachite, this Charles X gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock is an exceptional antique timepiece, made in the early to mid 19th century, and mounted with a superb racehorse sculpture, rendering it of great interest to those with a penchant for the equestrian in their collection.

The movement and dial stamped for 'Bourdin Sr. de Souriau Hr. du Roi,' identifying it as the work of A.E. Bourdin, Horloger du Roi, a maker active c.1840-70 who worked on Rue de la Paix 24, and various other Paris addresses, and won acclaim in the form of silver and bronze medals at Paris Exhibitions for his excellent pieces. This clock is a particularly fine example of his work. The original marble has at some point been replaced with malachite, giving it a far livelier and vibrant veneer and feel.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Bourdin, A. E. (French, active Mid-19th Century)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c.1840
Period
Early 19th Century
Style
Charles X, Equestrian / Horses
Material
Enamel, Malachite, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold, Green, White

Dimensions

Height
50 cm / 19.7 inches
Width
34 cm / 13.4 inches
Depth
15 cm / 5.9 inches

Reference:
16847

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