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Ormolu and White Marble Antique Clock, Putto Floating in Clouds Playing a Drum

US$5,987.29

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A superb original antique French clock, circa 1880. It is finely modelled in the Rococo manner with a putti floating in the clouds holding the clock modelled as a drum by a ribbon. In the other hand he is about to beat the drum. Beautifully made and finished in ormolu (gilded bronze) and sitting on a white marble base mounted with bronze. The subject of the clock is probably based on a few influences of the mid-18th century, the painting 'Children floating on the clouds' by Johann Heinrich Tishbein the Elder and also the putti paintings of François Boucher. The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with finely fretted gilt hands. The rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen. The French movement is of high quality, it has a platform escapement and therefore doesn't require any setting up. It and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker including fitment of a new platform for reliable running. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Condition of the case is excellent, beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration. There is some wear/distortion to the ring on the putto's ribbon. The marble is in good condition with a few nibbles to the edges and some staining. The dial is also in good condition with some chipping / cracks next to the left hand winding hole. Mark of the bronze founder Vrai Bronze B.D, Paris, on the movement backplate. Complete with bell and a suitable key. Full instructions supplied if required. Dimensions of clock: Inches height 11 1/2", width 10 1/2", depth 7 1/2" Centimetres height 29 cm, width 27 cm, depth 19 cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Vrai Bronze B.D. (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Fully working. Clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration. There is some wear/distortion to the ring on the putto's ribbon. marble - nibbles to the edges and some staining. The dial some chipping cracks next to the left hand winding hole.
  • Seller Location
    Belper, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RSC29681stDibs: LU2496315232611

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$162.01 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Belper, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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