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


Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted tortoiseshell bracket clock by Gros

$ 57,500
  • Description
    Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted tortoiseshell bracket clock by Gros
    French, c. 1860
    Clock: Height 90cm, width 52cm, depth 30cm
    Bracket: Height 44cm, width 55cm, depth 34cm
    This remarkable bracket clock is by Jean-Louis-Benjamin Gros, one of the leading furniture makers active in Paris during the reign of Napoleon III. The clock is comprised of two parts: the clock case itself and its supporting bracket.
    The clock case is wrought in the distinctive Rococo Revival style from tortoiseshell and gilt bronze, the case shaped in a manner typical to Rococo originals. The gilt bronze mounts are superbly formed, being intricately cast and finished in an ornate floral manner. The case is surmounted by a classicising finial comprised of a torso adorned with armour. The dial, of tooled gilt bronze, is inset with individual enamel cartouches, one for each hour.
    The bracket is similarly decorated, formed from tortoiseshell and gilt bronze. The bronze is signed ‘Gros / Paris’, while the clock movement is signed ‘Lany a Paris’ and Lagarde / a Paris.’
    Artist/maker: Jean-Louis-Benjamin Gros (French, fl. 19th Century)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Enamel, ormolu, tortoiseshell.
    Creation Date: 1860
    Styles / Movements: Louis XV
    Dealer Reference #: 16550
    Incollect Reference #: 407845
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