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


19th Century malachite and gilt bronze mantel clock by Honoré Pons

$ 12,000
  • Description
    19th Century malachite and gilt bronze mantel clock by Honoré Pons
    French, c.1825
    Height 58cm, width 45cm, depth 13.5cm
    This mantel clock is a truly beautiful piece of design, crafted by the leading early 19th-Century French clock-maker, Pierre-César Honoré Pons.  Honoré Pons was highly respected by his contemporary horologists and connoisseurs of fine quality clocks and watches, and today his work is held in major art collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The movement of this clock is stamped ‘Pons 1825’.
    The clock features a circular dial, with Roman Numeral hours, which is set in a gilt bronze (ormolu) case. The case is cast to look like a rock, upon which sits a gilt bronze sculpture of a young nude man, with tightly-curled hair and a robe and sun hat flung over his shoulders. The man’s eyes are closed, and his head rests in the palm of his right hand, which is propped on his knee. He is accompanied by a small gilt bronze dog, wearing a collar. The two are placed on a stepped, rectangular malachite plinth, which is decorated with gilt bronze anthemion-patterned and fluted bands. The plinth is supported on a gilt bronze foot, composed of a continuous foliate scroll with an anthemion at its centre.
    Artist/Maker: Pierre-César Honoré Pons
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Malachite, ormolu.
    Creation Date: 1825
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 15828
    Incollect Reference #: 696032
  • Dimensions
    W. 17.72 in; H. 22.83 in; D. 5.31 in;
    W. 45 cm; H. 58 cm; D. 13.5 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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