Malachite and ormolu mantel clock by Gacheux

£15,000

This beautiful French mantel clock is crafted from the timeless combination of golden ormolu and lustrous green malachite in the distinctive Neoclassical style.

 

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Description

This fine mantel clock is crafted from ormolu and malachite, with the malachite veneer being a later addition. The clock features a stepped malachite base raised on a shaped ormolu apron and joined with an acanthus leaf moulded ormolu frieze. The base supports a malachite plinth-form clock case flanked by ormolu griffons and inset with a silvered dial. A large, naturalistically rendered sculptural figure of a Greek philosopher leans on the clock case, his right hand leafing through the pages of an open book.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Neoclassical
Material
Malachite, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold, Green

Dimensions

Height
58 cm / 22.8 inches
Width
43 cm / 16.9 inches
Depth
17 cm / 6.7 inches

Reference:
14810

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