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


Large Louis XV style Rococo ormolu three-piece clock set by Barbedienne

$ 40,000
  • Description
    Large Louis XV style Rococo ormolu three-piece clock set by Barbedienne
    French, Late 19th Century
    Clock: height 58cm, width 51cm, depth 19cm
    Candelabra: height 75cm, width 35cm, depth 28cm
    Cast by Barbedienne, Ferdinand (French, 1810-1892), this magnificent three-piece clock set recreates the majesty of the Louis XV period to great effect, with each of the three pieces lined in sumptuous gilt-bronze.
    It comprises a central clock and pair of flanking candelabra: the clock with enamel dial signed 'F. Barbedienne / A Paris', and the movement and ring inscribed 'Ed. Minart.' The clock features a shaped triangular body, topped by a classical urn, which is crowned by a pinecone finial and draped with swags. At the centre of the clock case, there is a circular white enamel dial which features black Arabic Numbers and Roman Numerals which is covered by a glass lens with a beaded bezel and is surmounted by a ribbon bow. The clock dial is set on a plinth which is flanked by two acanthus leaf scrolls, draped with swags.
    Each candelabrum features eight lights: one central candle-holder—with a removable flame finial—and seven more supported on curved, twisting branches. Scrolls enclosing floral motifs decorate these branches. The branches terminate in beaded drip-pans and urn-shaped capitals with beaded sconces. They spring from twin-handled urns, set on shaped triangular stems. Like the clock, these stems feature pedestal-like central supports, which are flanked by leafy scrolls, draped with swags. They stand on oval bases, which are decorated with foliage. Each candelabrum stands on six feet, four peg and two toupie.
    Artist/Maker: Barbedienne
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Ormolu.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Rococo, Traditional, Louis XV
    Dealer Reference #: 17271
    Incollect Reference #: 627139
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