French gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set


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The clock set comprises a central clock and a pair of flanking vases, and dates from the 19th century with a later malachite veneer. The green malachite surface is combined with lustrous gilt bronze mounts to create a stylish, classy clock set, ideal for adding glamour and sparkle to a mantelpiece.

The central clock takes an unusual shape: the central circular dial is supported by two shaped columns on a rectangular plinth base, and is surmounted by an urn with a gilt bronze finial. The dial is made from alabaster and is painted with two winged putti. It is signed 'Roussy Hger A Toulouse', after the French clockmakers who designed it; and there is also a stamp on the movement reading 'Ls Roussy / Arcades du capitole 12 / A Toulouse'. Below the dial there is a gilt bronze pendulum which is set with a malachite gem. At the base of each supporting column there is a full-length figure of a putto in gilt bronze.

The vases are similarly decorated, and take the form of large twin-handled urns on tall plinths. Each urn is surmounted by a gilt bronze Classical style female figure.

The items' dimensions are as follows:

Clock- Height 59cm, width 40cm, depth 15cm
Vases- Height 47cm, width 19cm, depth 11.5cm


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century
Belle Époque
Alabaster, Malachite, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Gold, Green


59 cm / 23.2 inches
40 cm / 15.7 inches
15 cm / 5.9 inches


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