French Neoclassical style ormolu and marble mantel clock

£7,500

This fine antique Neoclassical, or Louis XVI, style mantel clock has been expertly crafted using luxurious materials, including marble and ormolu.

 

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Description

The central enamel clock dial is set into a veined white marble cylindrical pedestal on a shaped grey marble plinth. The clock dial has Roman numerals and is signed 'Deglane, ÉLÈVE DE LÉPINE', translating as 'Deglane, student of Lepine', the 18th Century master watchmaker Jean-Antoine Lepine (French, 1720-1814). The white marble pedestal is mounted with a quiver of arrows and roses, and flanked with full length ormolu figures of Venus and Cupid, Roman gods of love and desire.

Venus and Cupid are shown with a pair of doves - symbols of love in Roman mythology and often depicted alongside Venus - mounted on top of the case, and Cupid is shown with a further quiver of arrows at his feet. The grey marble plinth contains further ormolu mounts showing draped floral garlands and foliate scrolls, and is mounted on six beaded toupie feet.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Louis XVI, Neoclassical
Material
Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold, Grey, White

Dimensions

Height
37 cm / 14.6 inches
Width
30 cm / 11.8 inches
Depth
13 cm / 5.1 inches

Reference:
15308

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