Antique French grey marble and ormolu clock in Louis XVIth style of science.

A large and unusual French late 19th century mantel clock in the Louis XVIth style. Constructed of ormolu and blue Tarquin marble the subject is that of science and learning. Set upon six fine ormolu feet the breakfront marble base has ormolu friezes and mounts inset and is set off to the top moulding with ormolu beading. The Genius of science is to the left and working at a terrestrial globe while the Muse is sitting to the right with a large volume on her lap. Between them is a truncated reeded column in Blue Tarquin on which the clock dial and movement is set within an ormolu case upon which the Cockerel of France is standing. The white enamel dial is signed by the Bronziers Susse Freres and the case bears two foundry stamps on the reverse. One marked" Susse Freres Editeurs" and the other "Syndicate de Fbr. De Bronzes 1818. UNIS France". 8 day bell striking movement with lever escapement. Circa 1900. 24 inches tall by 18.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches deep ( 60 cms by 45 cms by 24cms).

Stock Number: 3454

Origin: France

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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