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19th Century French Louis XVI Clock Garniture with Sévres Porcelain and Ormolu

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Hand-Painted Porcelain, Painted Sèvres, Gilt Bronze.
W. 16 in; H. 26 in; D. 7.5 in;
W. 40.64 cm; H. 66.04 cm; D. 19.05 cm;
Condition Excellent. The clock is in working condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
Creation Date 1880
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A Garniture de Chemineé in the Louis XVI taste
By Arnold & Lewis (late Simmons)

The mantle clock, and its two matched vases, are constructed in jewelled 'Sèvres' style porcelain, hand and polychrome decorated, with gilt highlights and finely gilt bronze. The clock, rising from toupie feet, supports a rectangular base frame with rounded ends, set with cast stiff leaf decoration, and having inset Roi de Bleu and gilt work panels; over, the circular porcelain dial, signed by the maker (qv) has Roman numerals and blued steel hands, and is set over a central porcelain panel with a bucolic scene, and flanked by elliptical female portraits; the ends are curved and conformingly polychrome and gilt decorated; the whole is surmounted by a decorated twin handled urn, having a pine cone finial, set on an addorsed acanthi gilt bronze base. The two train clock movement strikes the hours on a bell. The two matched twin handled circular vases, of baluster form are decorated in a manner conforming to the clock decoration.

French, circa 1880.
Styles / Movements Louis XVI
Incollect Reference Number 245620
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