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Fine Antique Clocks & Decorative Gilt Bronze

 

Antique English Regency bronze Arcadian "genre" mantel clock of boy feeding chickens..

 

Unusual Antique English Regency bronze "genre" mantel clock genre clock . In the " Arcadian" genre manner made popular in France by Marie Antoinette and then later by the Empress Josephine I have had the French Empire model of this clock and this is an English version of that model. The subject is of a boy feeding chickens grain out of his hat. Set upon an oval base with toupe feet and an applied ormolu mount of chicken feeding. The clock dial and movement housed within a chicken coup decorated with applied mounts to each side of flowers in a pot. A chicken looks out of the coup while her chicks feed off grain scattered by the young boy from the supply in his hat. This model is so well cast that the individual grains can be seen on the base and in his hat. Attractive engine turned gilt dial with fine blued steel hands. Fine English 8 day fusee timepiece movement signed Yonge & Son, Strand London for George Yonge & Son listed in Baillie as working between 1820 and 1825 Clockmakers to the Lord High Admiral. England Circa 1820. 8.5 inches high by 7 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep ( 21 cms by 18 cms by 9 cms).

Stock Number: 4927
Price: 3,550
Availability: In Stock

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