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


Belle Époque period ormolu and porcelain mantel clock in Moorish style

$ 7,000
  • Description
    Belle Époque period ormolu and porcelain mantel clock in Moorish style
    French, Late 19th Century
    Height 48cm, width 30cm, depth 15cm
    This beautiful clock, formed from gilt bronze and porcelain, is designed and decorated in a discernibly Moorish style. The clock is supported by a flat shaped gilt bronze base, the base supporting four gilt bronze columns that support the gilt bronze clock drum. The cylindrical drum contains a circular dial, the dial of porcelain and inscribed with Roman numerals.
    The gilt bronze throughout is cast and chased with geometrical motifs—particularly evident on the front of the four vertical columns. These motifs are distinctively Moorish in scheme, the lattice-type geometrical sequences recalling Islamic decorative design. Most beautifully, the porcelain throughout—inset to the front of the base, the clock dial, and the three domes that surmount the body—is painted as if to imitate champlevé enamel. This trompe l’oeil touch lends the clock a real charm.
    Though French, this clock was produced for the Turkish—at the time the Ottoman—market.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Porcelain, ormolu.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Moorish, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 16308
    Incollect Reference #: 710201
  • Dimensions
    W. 11.81 in; H. 18.9 in; D. 5.91 in;
    W. 30 cm; H. 48 cm; D. 15 cm;
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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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