Gavin Douglas Fine Antiques Ltd.

Fine Antique Clocks & Decorative Gilt Bronze


Antique French Louis XVIth period lyre clock.


A very attractive Louis XVIth period French antique mantel clock of lyre form. Set on four shaped feet the sharp ended oval base with inset ormolu panels finely matted and the top of the base with applied ormolu beading. The ormolu lyre frame set upon hairy paw legs and inset with green stone. The frame surmounted by a fine ormolu flaming urn and flanked by a fine swag of laurel leaves. The interior of the lyre frame with a further ormolu mount of leaves on a stem rising to a cornucopia of fruit. The interior and exterior of the lyre frame with applied beading. The fine dial of convex white enamel with Arabic numerals for both hour and minutes. Superb cut brass hands. The movement of 8 day duration regulated by a silk suspended pendulum and striking the hours and halves on a cast bell by means of the countwheel system. French circa 1785. 17.25 inches high by 8.5 inches wide by 3.75 inches deep ( 43 cm by 21.25 cm by 9.375 cm),

Stock Number: 4763
Price: 4,750
Availability: In Stock

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