A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800

A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800

Price: € 11000

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800 A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800 A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800 A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800 A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800 A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800 A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800 A French empire ormolu and marble chariot mantel clock, circa 1800

8-day movement iwth half hour striking on a bell, fine ormolu and black marble case.

The chapter ring

The 9-cm enamel chapter ring has Roman numerals and is numbered for quarters. The finely engraved gilt brass hands hands are shaped as arrows.

The movement

The movement is visible through the spokes of the ormolu centre of the chapter ring. It is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It is regulated by anchor escapement in combination with a silk suspended pendulum. The clock strikes the full and half hours on a bell by means of countwheel.

The case

The chaper ring with ormolu spoke centre forms the wheel of an ormolu chariot with classical mounts to the front and sides. It is driven by a classical nude lady with Cupid to her side. His bow and arrows to the front of the chariot which is pulled by a dog. The whole is placed on a rectangular black marble base with star mounts flanking a rosette with foliate ornament. The clock is ounted on ormolu toupee feet.

Reference
300-105
Sizes
31.5 x 40 x 10.5 cm

Offered by

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 6129742
http://www.gudemeis.com/

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