An Napoléon III Gilt-Bronze and Turquoise Porcelain Clock Garniture
An Important Napoléon III Gilt-Bronze and Turquoise Porcelain Clock Garniture. This very fine clock garniture comprises of a clock and a pair of vase...
DimensionsHeight: 57 cm (23 in)
Width: 39 cm (16 in)
Depth: 17 cm (7 in)
An Important Napoléon III Gilt-Bronze and Turquoise Porcelain Clock Garniture. This very fine clock garniture comprises of a clock and a pair of vase form candelabra. The finely cast and chiselled gilt-bronze case has a jewelled turquoise porcelain face with Roman Numerals above a plaque depicting children in a wooded landscape, flanked by expressive male and female cherub figures, cast in the round, beneath a scrolled pediment with torches en flambeau and surmounted by a turquoise vase and cover. The pair of candelabra en-suite are in the form of turquoise porcelain vases with globular bodies and inverted trumpet shaped necks, finely painted with central reserves of children at leisure in a landscape, with female mask handles and issuing a lotus cast stem with acorn finial, suspending four scrolling candlearms, with circular sconces cast with berried swags. Each vase has a spreading foot raised on a square sectioned re-entrant plinth base, with lotus cast feet. French, Circa 1870. Height of clock 52 cm Height of Candelabra 55 cm
Gilt-Bronze and Porcelain