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Gilt bronze mantel clock, Couple. 19th century. In working order.



Table clock. Ormolu. XIX century. Machinery in working order. Table clock with box made of gilt bronze, and Paris machinery in working order. The base is raised on legs decorated with vegetal and architectural elements of clear classicist influence, which is also present in the motifs that decorate the rectangular area of this area. The figures, a young couple seated on a rock formation with ruined plants and classical elements, are dressed in 19th-century fashion (note in particular the fineness of the lady's mantilla). The dial has Roman numerals for the hours and lines for the minutes, and a vegetal decoration around it; On the back, a transparent glass plate allows you to see the machinery. Compare with pieces like the one dated to the middle of the 19th century, entitled "La Müsica", which is in the Museum of Romanticism (Madrid); or the one signed by Le Roy & Fils (from Paris), from the first half of the 19th century, from the Cerralbo Museum in Madrid (Confidence Hall); and others kept in private collections. In general, 19th century French bronze clocks are considered outstanding pieces (especially regarding the cases), due to the care taken by the government to organize and legislate the manufacture of applications and elements in bronze, the bronze technique mercury gold, and the participation in the process of creation of leading artists who were in charge of the designs of the figures and decorative motifs (also, it was not strange to make figures inspired by or more directly copying great works of the History of Art) . The resulting clocks were highly prized, being used to decorate the interiors of prominent palaces and residences. Due to this, in the rest of Europe, inspiration in these examples for the creation of pieces was frequent. Weight: 18 kg." · Size: 48x16x58 cms International Buyers – Please Note: for those articles that need Export Permits (those older than 100 years), the obtaining of the Permit will be processed without additional expenses, but the period for the obtention of it may vary from 10 to 35 days.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Width: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Depth: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th century
  • Condition
    Repaired: The machinery has been professionaly fixed. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZF06731stDibs: LU2951321549452

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: MADRID, Spain
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