Fine Antique Cobalt Blue Porcelain and Ormolu Lyre Clockset with Mystery Pendulum. Antique French clock set, one of the nicest Louis XVI designs, elegant lyre shape in cobalt blue Sevres style porcelain mounted with exquisite ormolu (finely gilded bronze doré). A paste jewel set bezel surrounding the clock forms the mystery pendulum, as the clock ticks the jeweled bezel moves from side to side catching the light - see the video below. The clock is lyre shaped after Louis XVI designs, fine blue porcelain mounted with the best gilded bronze mounts.
To the top of the clock is a sunburst motif with a swag draped below. The four light Candelabra are modelled as classical urns with masks and swags applied to the porcelain bodies.
The foliate arms with leaves and rose bud formed sconces. The condition is original and superb with the fine ormolu contrasting beautifully with the blue porcelain. (See Tardy Les plus Belles Pendules Francais for original Louis XVI clocks in the V&A and the Louvre). The dial is enamel on copper with delicately painted floral swags between the numerals. The finely pieced, lyre shaped gilt brass hands are original.
The French movement is of high quality 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. Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with just some very slight marks / discolouration. The porcelain is perfect with one or two tiny original firing marks. There is some wear to the silvering of the pendulum.
The rear foot of the clock has been replaced at some time. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage. The set makes a stunning display as you can see below.
Complete with bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Listed in UKP, AUD and USD, please see our store for your preferred currency. Height 18 3/4", Width 8", Depth 4 1/2.Height 48 cm, Width 20.5 cm, Depth 11.5 cm. Height 16", Width 8 1/2", Depth 7 1/2. Height 40.5 cm, Width 20.5 cm, Depth 19.5 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. Fine Antique Cobalt Blue Porcelain and Ormolu Lyre Clockset with Mystery Pendulum - YouTube. Video will open in a new window.We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier. >> See more in our Shop >>. The item "FINE COBALT BLUE ORMOLU LOUIS XVI LYRE CLOCK SET MYSTERY JEWELLED PENDULUM BEZEL" is in sale since Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900". The seller is "dragon-antiques" and is located in Derbyshire, Heart of England. This item can be shipped worldwide.