Charles X period lapis and ormolu mantel clock by G. J. Galle

By Galle, Gérard-Jean (French, 1788-1846)

£12,000

This elegant Restauration period mantel clock is crafted from beautiful lapis lazuli and ormolu and is designed in a refined Neoclassical manner.

 

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Description

This Restauration-period mantel clock is formed from ormolu (gilt bronze) mounted lapis lazuli, the lapis being a later veneer. The lapis clock case features a semi-circular top, which follows the line of the circular dial. The lapis case is supported by an ormolu socle, the ormolu cast with acanthus leaf motifs, which is raised upon a rectangular lapis base. To the front of the case, below the dial, is set a classicising ormolu tazza form mount. The circular dial, inscribed with Roman numeral hour marks, is encompassed by a border of five-point stars. The dial is signed ‘Galle Rue de Richelieu’, signifying the French maker Gérard-Jean Galle.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Galle, Gérard-Jean (French, 1788-1846)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1830
Period
Early 19th Century
Style
Charles X, Neoclassical, Restauration
Material
Lapis Lazuli, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Blue, Gold

Dimensions

Height
42 cm / 16.5 inches
Width
22.5 cm / 8.7 inches
Depth
12.5 cm / 4.7 inches

Reference:
014654

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