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By Denière et Fils (French, 1804-1903)
This exceptional mantel clock is a remarkably early example of French Orientalist design, as the piece was produced during the period of Charles X.
This particularly fine and rare mantel clock was produced during the period of Charles X. The clock is crafted from ormolu in the Orientalist style, and thus represents an especially early example of French Orientalism.
The clock features a rectangular stepped base moulded with a variety of classicising detailing, including a frieze of Vitruvian scrolls. The base supports the rectangular clock case, which is set with a silvered dial within a moulded foliate bezel. Most remarkably, the case is flanked by a full-length ormolu figure of a Turkish female holding a fan, her sculptural form superbly modelled and rendered. A rug is draped over the top of the case adjacent to an urn, and a lyre-like instrument leans against the opposite side. The quality of the ormolu casting and finishing is especially fine, with the subtlest of details deftly rendered.
The movement is signed ‘Denière / Paris’.
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