Marble and bronze antique three piece clock set by Graux

By Graux, Jules (French, active late 19th Century)

£65,000

This stunning antique clock set is notable for its central figurative group, which depicts two nymphs caught in a moment of ecstatic, Bacchic revelry.

 

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Description

Comprising a central clock and a pair of flanking seven light gilt bronze candelabra, the clock signed 'Jules Graux, bronzes d'Art à Paris' and 'Clodion' on the clock face, the movement stamped 'Medaille d'Argent, Vincenti & Cie, 1855', surmounted by a patinated bronze group of two intertwined nymphs; the pair of candelabra similarly decorated with two women holding the ormolu candelabra aloft, all on red marble bases with ormolu mounts.

The figural group per this clock set is based on the model 'Two Nymphs and a Satyr' by Clodion, now housed at the Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire, USA.

Clock height 80cm, width 40cm, depth 28cm; candelabra height 82cm

Details

Artist / Maker
By Graux, Jules (French, active late 19th Century)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1870
Period
19th Century
Style
Figurative Art, Napoleon III
Material
Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Patinated Bronze
Colour
Black, Gold, Red

Dimensions

Height
80 cm / 31.5 inches
Width
40 cm / 15.7 inches
Depth
28 cm / 11 inches

Reference:
012958

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