Antique French Ormolu, Bronze and Red Marble Louis XV Clock Set. An exceptional antique French Louis XV style clock set. Beautifully made in ormolu (finely gilded Bronze Dore), patinated bronze and Rouge Griotte Marble. The clock is mounted in a bronze orb floating in the ormolu clouds.
Cherubs representing love climb on top of the clock symbolising love conquering time. One holds a flaming torch with which to enflame his victims with love and the other holds cupids arrow. The cherubs are finely modelled in patinated bronze. The base is formed of ormolu with swept scrolling feet and red marble. Candelabra also have red marble bases and a Rococo urn that holds four scrolling acanthus arms aloft.
The bronze work is signed. For the Parisian bronze founder. The dial is formed of applied letters to the bronze orb with finely cut serpentine hands, beautifully hand detailed. The French movement is by.
And is of high quality. It 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. 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 bronze patination is original and is also in excellent condition with just an occasional mark and discolouration.The marble is also in excellent condition with a good polish and no significant damage. Candelabra have previously been electrified and have a hole for the cable. Clockmaker's mark on the movement back plate. The bronze founders mark of. Complete with original pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Listed in UKP and USD, please see our store for your preferred currency.
Height 22 1/2", Width 14 1/2", Depth 7 1/2. Height 57.5 cm, Width 37 cm, Depth 19 cm. Height 23", Width 8 1/2", Depth 8 1/2. Height 58.5 cm, Width 21.5 cm, Depth 21.5 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. For UK VAT is included in the price and we pay that for you. We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier. >> See more in our Shop >>. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks".
The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.