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Superb, Large French Empire Hercules And The Apple Of Hesperides Mantel Clock


£4,500 | $5,992 USD | €5,099 EUR
Item Number: SA619832
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Cella
This antique has been viewed 28 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


Classic early 19th century French Empire ormolu gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock depicting one of the twelve labours of Hercules/Herakles, stealing the apple of Hesperides. Beautifully cast and chased this large size clock is surmounted by a patinated bronze of Hercules with his trademark club, the apple in his other hand. The movement is housed in a tree stump with a gilt bronze face and patinated bronze Breguet style moon hands. The front embellished with a large mount featuring the weapons of Hercules and a centralised lions mask. The wonderful feet are representations of lion skins. French, circa 1820.
Based off the King's Road in Langton Street, Chelsea, London, we are dealers in fine decorative antiques from the 18th and 19th Centuries. We specialise in this era of enlightenment, neoclassicism and the Grand Tour, with its far reaching influence on style and taste in Britain, Continental Europe and beyond: elegance in the age of Napoleon. Our extensive stock covers all aspects of this period and decorative antiques influenced by the period. We constantly source new, beautiful items and upload to our site regularly. We are first and foremost antique collectors with over thirty years of experience; we only buy what we love and we hope you will too. All items can be viewed by appointment at our premises in Chelsea at a time convenient to you. Additional images can be supplied on request. More items are available on our website.
Internal Ref: CA1037/375


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 55 cm (21.7")
Width = 41 cm (16.1")
Depth = 16 cm (6.3")

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