Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Clock Dolphins. A lovely antique French clock by. It is beautifully modelled in gilded bronze, waisted Rococo shape mounted on an integral base. Profusely decorated with dolphins to the shoulders,'C' scrolls and trailing acanthus.
The dial is cream porcelain enamel, lettered in blue. It is complete with it's original finely fretted gilt hands and convex glazed bezel. The French movement is by. And is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker.It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. According to an advertisement in the 1896 issue of Didot-Bottin (directory and almanac for commerce, industry, judicial and civil services) the. A retailer, was one of the most well-stocked shops for everything from: jewellery, bronze art objects, timepieces & furniture, precious stones, marble sculptures, silverware, ceiling lights & white metal, chandeliers, cutlery, lamps & diamond-facetted fireplaces, travel clocks, fine-stone pearls.
It boasted factory prices and retail stores in Paris with no other branches, representatives, or offices in any other city, French or foreign. Riondet was located at 9, boulevard Poissonnière and 45, rue du Sentier in Paris. The 1911 Annuaire de la Curiosité et des Beaux-Arts, a directory of curiosities and fine art, shows that the retailer was a member of the bronze manufacturing trade union.Intersecting the grand Parisian boulevards, the Comptoir Général was located on the royal route, which under the Second Empire already connected the Madeleine to the Gymnase Theatre. The retailer figured among the great Parisian stores of the late nineteenth-century, providing free entry to customers.
Strolling from the Place de la Madeleine to the Café des Variétés on Boulevard Montmartre, elegant crowds stopped to admire the stores display windows, stocked in an abundant and spectacular manner. The Comptoir Général was contemporary with other great department stores of the period, like the Grands Magasins du Louvre, Bon Marché, and La Samaritaine, and attested to the new forms of commerce developing during the second half of the nineteenth century. These stores became showcases; advertising in newspapers, they offered the consumer a diverse and varied product, displayed in a way that was elaborate and luxurious. Clockmaker's mark on the movement backplate along with the mark of retailer.
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration and there are no losses. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage. Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.Listed in UKP and USD, please see our store for your prefered currency. Height 13 1/2", Width 12 1/4", Depth 8. Height 34.5 cm, Width 31 cm, Depth 20.5 cm. All of our clocks are original antiques , we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier.
>> See more in our Shop >>. The item "Rococo Antique French GIlt Bronze Clock by Louis Japy Dolphins" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks". The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in Belper.
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