French Louis XV style gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock

£2,800

This fine antique mantel clock features an intriguing case cast in gilt and patinated bronze, in a manner typifying the French Rococo, or Louis XV, style.

 

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Description

This majestic clock was created by a French bronzier in the second half of the 19th Century. it is beautifully finished in gilt and patinated bronze, lending a distinction between different elements of the case.

The central clock case stands on four scrolling supports atop a gilt bronze base. The clock dial is situated to the upper centre of the case and features small enamel plaques with Roman Numerals in a circular formation. Two patinated bronze sculptural winged cherubs are shown either side of the dial with bird shown below. The case is surmounted by a decorative gilt bronze mount with acanthus leaf decoration.

The clock case is shaped and decorated in a style typifying that of the period of King Louis XV of France. It takes an undulating and curvaceous form and is imbued with C-shaped scrolls and rocaille formations throughout.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Louis XV, Rococo
Material
Bronze, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Patinated Bronze
Colour
Brown, Gold

Dimensions

Height
42 cm / 16.5 inches
Width
27 cm / 10.6 inches
Depth
14 cm / 5.5 inches

Reference:
008191

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