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Large Antique French Ormolu 'napoleon' Domed Mantel Clock C.1820


£1,950 | $2,718 USD | €2,273 EUR
Item Number: SA688962
Date of manufacture: Regency
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Original Retro
This antique has been viewed 40 times in the past month with the most views from Spain.


Large Antique French Ormolu 'Napoleon' Domed Mantel Clock c.1820
The mantel clock is constructed of the finest cast bronze and fire gilded ormolu.
The figure of Napoleon Bonaparte is seated on a horse, and is in full uniform, is superbly modelled in great detail and
finished in fire gilded ormolu..
The rearing horse is beautiful modelled, and finished in a silvered patina.
Napoleon and horse are standing on rocky ground witch is finished in a dark patina, to the left and right are two fire gilded ormolu flowers.
In the middle of the rocky ground is the enamel dial placed, the dial has roman numerals and blued steel hands, the dial is surrounded
by a fire gilded ormolu pearled bezel.
The typical rectangular base has bracket feet and a swept plinth, decorated with an roman eagle.
The 8 day's movement strikes on the half and full hours on a silvered bronze bell.
The timekeeping is regulated by a silk suspended pendulum.
The inspiration of the clock could be from the paintings of Carle Vernet, a early kind of war artist, who accompanied
Napoleon on his campaigns.
The mantel clock is placed in it's original fragile glass dome and ebonized wooden base.
The clock is running, but the movement could benefit with a clean (we leave this over to an expert).
Measurements of the mantel clock: 44cm Height - 29 Wide - 9cm Deep.
Measures of the dome and base: 54cm Height - 40cm Wide - 21.5cm Deep
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Regency.


Height = 54 cm (21.3")
Width = 40 cm (15.7")
Depth = 21.5 cm (8.5")

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Valley Antique Centre
Suite 5 Unit 8
Pennine Industrial Park
Valley Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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