A French Japonisme ormolu and brass three-piece clock set


Crafted in the Japonisme style of the late 19th century, this fine three-piece clock set is profusely adorned with Japanese decorative motifs.


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This excellent clock set was made in France in the Japonisme style, imitating the decorative arts of the far East. It consists of a central clock and a pair of candelabra to either side.

The central circular clock is encircled by a pierced foliate border. This in turn is set above a patinated bronze, naturalistic background, that is decorated with floral and foliate elements, bird-life, and the figure of a child. Finally, it is mounted with a dragon finial.

The dial itself is mounted with Roman numerals; the clock's movement is stamped for Japy Frères cachet. The candelabra to either side are crafted in a very similar decorative fashion; the bodies are smaller versions of the central clock, with thinner, longer stems, and a pair of branches off to either side. An excellent decorative set, this suite will appeal to any with a love of nineteenth century French works, particularly those with a far-Eastern flavour.

Clock: height 52cm, width 31cm, depth 12cm
Candelabra: height 55cm, width 32cm, depth 9cm



Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century
Japanese Interest, Japonisme
Brass, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Brown, Gold


55 cm / 21.7 inches
32 cm / 12.6 inches
12 cm / 4.7 inches


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