Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Antique French Japonisme silvered bronze and porcelain three-piece clock set

$ 18,750
  • Description
    Antique French Japonisme silvered bronze and porcelain three-piece clock set
    French, Late 19th Century
    Clock: Height 36cm, width 32cm, depth 17cm
    Candelabra: Height 28cm, width 26cm, depth 10cm

    This Japonisme three-piece clock garniture showcases the superb skills of 19th century French makers. Its design highlights the beauty of both Eastern and Western design styles and cultures.
    Sculpted to resemble a gong, the clock hangs from a shaped stretcher attached to an ornate structure. The surround of the clock, made from silvered bronze, includes Japonisme patterns, some relating to the natural world. The polychrome porcelain dial includes a turquoise base surrounded by a white and red border with black Arabic numerals. The hour and minute dials are placed in the centre of a circular cartouche painted with further eye-catching designs. A dragon, a motif inspired by the Japanese culture, can be observed on the stretcher under the clock. Below it is an outstanding rectangular base inset with a painted porcelain plaque. A muted floral composition is surrounded by a vibrant sea of Japonisme patterns, some made to look as if made using the cloisonne enamelling technique.

    A pair of candelabra flanks the clock, and both are of a similar design. Their front is adorned with a porcelain plaque depicting a cherub amongst a yellow ground border with stylised flowers interspersed around. On the reverse, large polychrome paisley patterns fill the porcelain plaques. Two candleholders extend from each of the elegant silvered bronze candelabra.

    Wonderfully executed and celebrating various cultures, this clock garniture would make a superb home décor piece in the appropriate interior space.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Porcelain, silvered bronze.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17499
    Incollect Reference #: 700873
  • Dimensions
    W. 12.6 in; H. 14.17 in; D. 6.69 in;
    W. 32 cm; H. 36 cm; D. 17 cm;
Message from Seller:

Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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