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Antique French gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set

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Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Enamel, Malachite, Ormolu.
Description This three-piece malachite and gilt bronze garniture comprises a mantel clock and two conforming candelabra. The base of the mantel clock is raised on six gilt bronze feet. The front of the malachite base is mounted with three gilt bronze panels, one pierced scrolling arabesque frieze to the centre and a pair of foliate form plaques on either side. The top of the base is mounted with a gilt bronze podium, from which springs a malachite column flanked by gilt bronze scrolling buttresses. This column, and the two buttresses, support the clock drum, which is mounted with a gilt bronze swag and encompassing laurel wreath. The drum is surmounted by a gilt bronze finial composed of several forms, including a bow and arrows and a flame, all of which are Neoclassical in nature. The white enamel clock dial is inscribed with Roman numeral hour marks.

The pair of seven-branch candelabra is decorated in a likewise manner. The central stem of each candelabrum culminates in a removable gilt bronze finial, around which scroll six branches, each supporting a single candle.

The clock dial is signed ‘Lépine / Paris / Place des Victories, 2’.

Clock: Height 48cm, width 39cm, depth 22cm
Candelabra: Height 62cm, width 30cm, depth 30cm
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 16203
Incollect Reference Number 377060
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