Green onyx, ormolu, and champlevé enamel pedestal clock


This wonderful longcase clock is crafted from superb materials, including green onyx and champlevé enamel, in an eclectic Renaissance inspired and Islamic art infused style.


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This longcase clock is crafted from beautiful green onyx, ormolu, and champlevé enamel.

The clock stands on a square onyx base, the upper edge of which is mounted with a guilloché ormolu band. The base is topped a tall green onyx block and two free-standing columns, with an ormolu pendulum hanging between. This pendulum terminates in an Apollo mask sun-burst motif. The two columns feature ormolu bases, colourful champlevé enamel shafts with ormolu gadrooned bands around their centres, and ormolu acanthus leaf capitals with muqarnas tops. The shafts are decorated with polychrome enamels arranged in Islamic-inspired geometric designs.

Topping the onyx block and columns is a cuboid green onyx case. This is mounted to its front with a circular clock dial featuring a central floral champlevé enamel design, encircled by black Arabic numerals. The dial is set within an ormolu egg-and-dart and enamel bezel. The corners of the onyx case are lined with beaded ormolu bands and the sides are set with circular ormolu floral mounts. The clock face is surmounted by a slim projecting onyx top, which is fringed with champlevé enamel drapery forms with ormolu drop-finials.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century
Classical, Islamic, Neoclassical, Renaissance
Enamel, Enamel - Champlevé, Onyx, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Gold, Green, Multi-coloured


125 cm / 49.2 inches
36 cm / 14.2 inches
30 cm / 11.8 inches


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