Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set
Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set
Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set
Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set
Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set
Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set
Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set

Neoclassical style gilt bronze mounted malachite clock set

1900 to 1950 France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£12,000 gbp
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This beautiful garniture is comprised of a tall central clock, which is accompanied by two, slightly smaller, vases. The items were crafted in the early 20th Century, but the malachite veneer was added more recently. The vibrant green malachite gemstone beautifully contrasts with the gold of the gilt bronze mounts.

With its vases, flaming urns, laurel wreaths, and Doric columns, this set is a wonderful piece of French Neoclassical design. The item was retailed by J. Pratt, who was the director of Le Comptoir Général. The Comptoir Général was a well-known antiques store in the 19th Century, which showcased a variety of decorative and art objects, as well as natural curiosities. The shop was based in Paris at 9, boulevard Poissonnière, on the royal route between the Madeleine and Gymanse Theatre.

The central clock is topped by a malachite urn, which is mounted with a gilt bronze pinecone finial, scrolling foliate handles, and stem. This surmounts the circular white enamel clock dial, which is set within a cylindrical gilt bronze case. This is topped by a gilt bronze bow, and framed below by a laurel leaf swag. The dial is flanked by two flaming malachite urns, which stand on a pierced gilt bronze gallery.

Six Doric Order columns support the gallery. These feature simple gilt bronze capitals, malachite shafts and gilt bronze bases. The clock’s pendulum hangs in the space between the columns, and terminates in a gilt bronze flower basket. The clock stands on an oval, shaped malachite base, which is mounted on its front with a gilt bronze laurel leaf, and set on four gilt bronze toupie feet.

The two vases which accompany the clock have slender, tapered malachite bodies, which are topped by malachite lids, with floral, gilt bronze finials. The bodies are mounted with foliate gilt bronze friezes, and leafy handles, which end in clusters of fruit. The vases stand on gilt bronze, baluster-shaped stems with foliate ornament. Like the central clock, they are set on gilt bronze mounted, oval malachite bases, which are supported on four gilt bronze toupie feet.

Clock - Height 48cm, width 27cm, depth 13cm
Vases - Height 31cm, width 14cm, depth 11cm
Dimensions
Height 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
Width 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Depth 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Stock Code
15500
Medium
Malachite, gilt bronze (ormolu)
Signed/Inscribed
Dial signed 'Comptoir General / J. Pratt / 9 Blvd Poisonniere / Paris'
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