A French gilt bronze sculptural cercles tournants mantel clock, Deniere, circa 1860

A French gilt bronze sculptural cercles tournants mantel clock, Deniere, circa 1860

Price: € 22000

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



A French gilt bronze sculptural cercles tournants mantel clock, Deniere, circa 1860 A French gilt bronze sculptural cercles tournants mantel clock, Deniere, circa 1860 A French gilt bronze sculptural cercles tournants mantel clock, Deniere, circa 1860 A French gilt bronze sculptural cercles tournants mantel clock, Deniere, circa 1860 A French gilt bronze sculptural cercles tournants mantel clock, Deniere, circa 1860

Beautifully cast bronze mantel clock with revolving chapter rings by Derniere with 8-day movement.

The movement

The movement is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It is being regulated by anchor escapement in combination with a pendulum. The movement strikes the hours on a bell and once for the half hours by means of a countwheel.

The annular dials

The movement drives two annular dials with enamel cartouches along a fixed blued steel hand. The ring for the minutes has Arabic numerals and the ring for the hours has Roman numerals.

The gilt bronze case

The annular dials turn in a very well cast and chiselled gilt bronze urn shaped case with scroll handles to the sides. The urn has a lid surmounted by leaves and a rose. The urn is supported by two herms whose abdomen terminate in beautiful scrolling leaves and who are connected by a heavy garland. These herms flank a vertical column rising from a flower. The rectangular break front base has a flower relief panel and a wreath. The sides are adourned with heavy acanthus mouldings. The whole is raised on four rounded feet. The casting and finishing of the bronze is of a very high quality.

Jean-François Forty

The design of this fine mantel clock is based on an engraving by Jean-François Forty (worked between 1775 and 1790) from about 1785. This execution can be attributed to Guillaume Denière (1815-1901) who had a very large workshop in Paris renown for its great quality. (lit. Ottomeyer & Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen deel I, pp. 427)

Material
Brons/messing verguld
Signature
Deniere
Reference
300-106
Sizes
56 x 44 x 7.5 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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