Large Orientalist ormolu sculptural mantel clock

£9,500

This superb ormolu mantel clock is a wonderful example of 19th Century French Orientalism, with its impressive sculptural surmount of an Arabic horseman.

 

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Description

This fine clock is crafted entirely from ormolu. The clock features a rectangular plinth-form base raised by a shaped apron moulded with scrolling, foliate motifs. The top of the base is inset with a centrally placed circular silvered dial inscribed with Roman numeral hour indices. The dial is set within a naturalistically rendered rocky outcrop, garnished with flowers and other foliage, atop of which stands the most striking element of the clock: its sculptural surmount of a superbly rendered horse and its Arabic horseman. The sculptural group is a wonderful example of 19th Century French Orientalism.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Equestrian / Horses, Orientalist
Material
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold

Dimensions

Height
63 cm / 24.8 inches
Width
40 cm / 15.7 inches
Depth
18 cm / 7.1 inches

Reference:
16133

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