Gilt and Marble
~ French - Circa 1890 ~
~~ Excellent condition ~~
A stunning clock set of white statuary marble and gilt metal. The case is of the form of a carriage, led by a pair of birds, with three cherubs draped in floral swags. The pendulum is visible swinging below the carriage. The dial is enamel on copper and is decorated with flowers and is complete with original delicately fretted gilt hands. The vases are in the shape of classical urns, draped with flowers. A truly impressive clock set of high quality.
The high quality French movement runs for 8 days and strikes on a bell. It is in excellent, clean and running condition. Clock is complete with pendulum, bell and key.
Condition of the case is very good. The white marble is clean and has just a few very small nibbles to the bottom edges and some slight staining here and there. The original gilding has some slight bubbling and wear in places and has mellowed to a soft antique patina. There are now losses or repairs to the clock case or vases. The pendulum appears to have been made for the clock and probably is not original - however it looks great and the clock keeps time. The clock looks great from all angles - ideal as a table clock.
Dimensions of clock: Height 14", Width 15", Depth 6".
Dimensions of vases: Height 12", Width 5", Depth 4".
A truly impressive clock set of high quality!
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