Antique French Orientalist Arab 8 Day Gilt Bronze Statue Clock Garniture, Circa 1880
- $ 6,995
- $ 6,995
- Unit Price
A Fine & important French bronze statue 8 day clock garniture in the Orientalist style, circa 1880.
The 8 day clock with a time and strike mechanism, sounding the hours and half hours on a pleasant mellow sounding bell. The clock is house in a lavish bronze case heightened with silver gilt, to the top is an engraved 'Minaret' shaped finial and below a gallery of silvered and gilt bronze leaves. The white enamel clock dial having black Arabic numerals, the center of the dial with a bas relief of palm trees and figures below the sun and a fort to the background. The front of the clock is shaped like a Mihrab (a niche in a mosque), to the base is another bas relief an East Indian scene with gilded bronze figures holding muskets and spears, with an elephant and tiger, the clock raised on engraved cabriole feet.
The clock garniture having twin side sections with columns, each having a finely cast & gilded bronze statue of an Arab gentleman in traditional dress. The clock has been professionally cleaned and overhauled and keeps very good time, the original key and pendulum are present, this very lavish and extravagantly decorated clock garniture is in excellent condition.
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