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Large French Empire Ormolu Hercules and the Apple of Hesperides Clock circa 1820

$8,389.96

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Classic early 19th century French Empire ormolu gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock depicting one of the twelve labours of Hercules/Herakles, stealing the apple of Hesperides. Beautifully cast and chased this large size clock is surmounted by a patinated bronze of Hercules with his trademark club, the apple in his other hand. The movement is housed in a tree stump with a gilt bronze face and patinated bronze Breguet style moon hands. The front embellished with a large mount featuring the weapons of Hercules and a centralised lions mask. The wonderful feet are representations of lion skins.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Width: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Depth: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU227637429493

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

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