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This beautiful Renaissance Revival style mantel clock is wrought from ormolu (gilt bronze) and champlevé enamel. The clock case is raised on a stepped ormolu plinth inset with cells of champlevé enamel. The clock case above the plinth is of rectangular form with a rounded, break arch top. The case is flanked by four ormolu columns with slender, shaped shafts and bulbous lower sections, the two front columns accompanied by ormolu cherubim; seated atop the case, between the break arch, is another cherub, complementing the duo below. The top of the case is surmounted by a cylindrical, dome-topped feature, likewise adorned with champlevé enamel, which culminates in an ornate, pointed finial.
The body of the clock is profusely adorned with champlevé enamel: geometrical, floral, and arabesque forms, wrought from vitreous enamel inset into cells within the ormolu, feature heavily. The motifs are set above the turquoise enamel ground, which beautifully contrasts with their pink, purple, and blue tones. The clock dial, inset front and centre, is likewise decorated with champlevé enamel; the dial’s Roman numerals are contained on parcel gilt circular panels.
The clock's movement is stamped 'H.P. & Co'.
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