Silver and nephrite antique table clock with precious stones

By Dreyfous, Edouard Henry (French, active from c. 1880)

£9,500

This beautiful antique table clock is small but perfectly formed, featuring a delicate inlay of precious stones atop symmetrical nephrite columns.

 

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Description

The clock sits on four silver gilt toupie feet, and features a curved nephrite base, atop which are mounted two square and two round nephrite columns which are mounted with silver and inlaid precious stones to the top and bottom. Hung on a support between the central columns is the circular clock dial, which features a white dial with black Roman numerals and gilt details as well as the signature 'E. DREYFOUS, To Their Majesties'. Mounted to the top and bottom of the dial are intricately worked flowers of silver gilt with a crown, all inlaid with precious stones. The back is inscribed 'METAL DORÉ', serial number 164180.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Dreyfous, Edouard Henry (French, active from c. 1880)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1900
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Belle Époque
Material
Nephrite, Precious Stones, Silver
Colour
Green, Silver

Dimensions

Height
13 cm / 5.1 inches
Width
9 cm / 3.5 inches
Depth
3.5 cm / 1.2 inches

Reference:
013454b

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