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antique french ormolu bronze and white marble clock bacchus and ariadne
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SA132792

ANTIQUE FRENCH ORMOLU, BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE CLOCK - BACCHUS AND ARIADNE

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Sold by: Dragon-Antiques.com

Description:
Antique French Ormolu, Bronze and White Marble Clock - Bacchus and Ariadne
~ French - Circa 1880 ~
~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~
A large and stunning, original French antique, classically designed clock of exceptional quality. White marble base is mounted with ormolu (fine gilded bronze or bronze doré) and patinated bronze. It features Bacchus and Ariadne with a panther, eating grapes and drinking wine. Both figures are beautifully modelled and finished in bronze with a lovely deep brown patina.

The heavy white marble base is mounted with bronze plaques depicting classical scenes. The movement is mounted in an ormolu drum set in a naturalistically modelled base of rocks and grass. The large dial is enamel on copper, decorated with delicate floral swags and finely fretted gilt brass hands. The rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen.
The French movement is by A. D. Mougin and has the makers mark on the backplate. It is of high quality  ...show more description

About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1880. At the time that this antique was being crafted, Victoria, the only child of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward Duke of Kent, was the Queen of England.

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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase. The seller of the item was Dragon-Antiques.com.

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