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French Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, Allegory of Study and Wisdom, unsigned, ca. 2nd quarter 19th century

French Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, Allegory of Study and Wisdom, unsigned, ca. 2nd quarter 19th century

Product Description:

Case: Fire gilt bronze mantel clock with the Allegory of Wisdom in the form of a goddess (likely Athena, the goddess of Wisdom) resting against the clock casing reading a book by oil lamp. On the clock casing rests her laurel wreath, other books, and a mathematical compass. To the left of the dial is gilt pillar topped by a stylized armillary sphere of the universe. In The clock case frontispiece is in the form of a library flanked by two griffins, ancient guardians of treasure and priceless possessions. The broad horizontal base engraved with Classical columns, garlands of flowers and a central Grecian urn in low relief. The clock case rests on fire gilt bronze ornamental ball feet.

Dial: A gilt rosette floral bezel surrounds the white enameled dial with Roman hour chapter, closed minutes and Breguet steel hands.

Movement: An unsigned round solid brass plate movement with two barrel springs of eight day duration and striking a silvered bell on the hour and half hour. There is a silk thread suspension pendulum controlled from the back by means of a knob on the movement and a countwheel striking system indicating the movement was made prior to 1880. A short pendulum swings behind the movement.

Dimensions:

Overall: Height 16 in. x Width 12.5 in. x Depth 5 in.

Condition:

According to the current owner, this clock is in working condition. Our Specialists are currently developing a condition statement for this work. If you have specific condition questions, please contact cataloging@lofty.com. Condition statement will be provided prior to shipment.

Provenance:

Private collection

Questions:

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SKU: 01tj00000033LyCAAU

 
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French Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, Allegory of Study and Wisdom, unsigned, ca. 2nd quarter 19th century

Listed price: $2,500.00
 

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