Louis XV style ormolu mounted green marble clock set

£6,500

This wonderful three-piece clock set is designed in a playful Louis XV style, the beautiful green marble mounted with Rococo style ormolu foliate forms.

 

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Description

This Louis XV style ormolu (gilt bronze) mounted green marble three-piece clock set comprises a central mantel clock and a pair of flanking candelabra.

The clock is formed about a marble amphora shaped case extensively fitted with ormolu mounts. The vase-shaped case is supported by a square ormolu base with scalloped corners, the base raised on four ornately scrolled foliate legs. Upon the base sits an ormolu socle, the form of which imitates rolled acanthus leaves. The marble case itself is richly adorned with ormolu: twin scrolled foliate handles spring from the shoulder of the vase, a foliate and floral ormolu swag draped between them, while an ormolu foliate wreath, surmounted by a tied ribbon motif, encompasses the clock dial. The white enamel dial is inscribed with Roman numeral hour marks and Arabic numeral five-minute marks. The marble vase is surmounted by an ormolu top, from which springs an ormolu floral bouquet finial.

The pair of flanking candelabra is similarly decorated. Each candelabrum is raised on an ormolu base, the design of which conforms to the design of the base that raises the clock. The green marble ovoid body of each candelabrum is mounted with twin looped ormolu handles, and the top of the body is surmounted by an ormolu lid. From this lid spring five branches, the branches foliate in form, each branch supporting a single candle holder, the holder in the form of an open flower.

Clock: Height 44cm, width 20cm, depth 15cm
Candelabra: Height 46cm, width 30cm, depth 20cm

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1870
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Louis XV, Rococo
Material
Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold, Green, White

Dimensions

Height
44 cm / 17.3 inches
Width
20 cm / 7.9 inches
Depth
15 cm / 5.9 inches

Reference:
009608

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