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19th Century French Onyx and Ormolu Clock Garniture in the Egyptian Manner

US$74,725.27per set

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A Garniture de Cheminée in The Egyptian Manner Constructed in Algerian onyx and ormolu, comprising a large clock and two side pieces; rising from winged claw feet, the breakfront clock case having figural ormolu relief borders; the twin train clock, striking on a bell has a circular dial with the hours delineated by Roman numerals; the movement with a Brocourt escapement, the stepped platform having a finely cast and chased figure of a seated Egyptian woman, robed, and formally dressed with the uraeus, symbol of divinity, and holding a spear, with a sphinx to the side, after the original model by Leon Pilet, and signed (1840-1916); the lidded side urns having conforming winged feet, ormolu relief panels. French, circa 1880 With the rediscovery in 1849 of onyx in Algeria, a French colony, where it had been mined in Roman times, Eugene Cornu founded the "Societe de Marbres et Onyx d' Algerie", in 1878; the company exhibited at the International Expositions, with considerable success.

Details

  • Creator
    Leon Pilet (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)Depth: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Egyptian Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In excellent working condition. Dimensions are far the clock. Please enquire for dimensions of the pair of vases.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 92501stDibs: LU954717527531

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

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