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French Early 19th Century First Empire Ormolu Clock



A remarkable French early 19th century First Empire ormolu clock, with the original silk threaded movement, dated 1809. Raised on a square moulded ormolu platform above bun supports. The pedestal base has a scalloped chasing below and a reeded one at the top with a scalloped foliate mount at the base of the clock. Standing in a reeded and scalloped cornucopia on one side is a charming winged putti with a quiver on the shoulder sharpening an arrow. On the other side is a lovely winged maiden in Classic attire, turning the sharpening wheel, within a basin, on top of the clock and pouring water from a pitcher. Intricate and detailed chasing throughout. All original satin and burnished gilt.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 60691stDibs: LU949921004492

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    Ships From: West Palm Beach, FL
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Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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