HM Mantel Clock2

A Magnificent French Bronze Doré Mantel Clock * SOLD

Last 3rd of the 19th Century, signed by Robelin & Fils Ferres a Paris

This mag­nif­i­cent Man­tel Clock in the Louis XV style, after a mod­el by Jean-Joseph Saint-Ger­main (17191791; Pen­d­ule de Chem­inée Rocaille”) and also a very sim­i­lar one by Robert Osmonds (c.1720 – 1789), is rich­ly dec­o­rat­ed with sweep­ing scrolls. 

The drum shaped case is sur­mount­ed by acan­thus leaves and dec­o­rat­ed with fine flo­ral gar­lands and on a ser­pen­tine rocaille base merg­ing into a rock-work and grass body. The dial is relief cast and inset with an enam­el plaque and fine chis­eled gold­en hands. 

The move­ment is signed by Robelin & Fils Fer­res a Paris and strikes the half and full hour. 

One key, one pen­du­lum. A clock from Robelin is in the Roy­al Col­lec­tion Trust London.

Literature
Kjell­berg, Pierre: Ency­clopédie de la pen­d­ule française, éd. de l’A­ma­teur, Paris, 1997; Ver­let, Pierre: Les bronzes dorés français du XVI­I­Ie siè­cle, éd. Picard, Paris, 1999; Ottomey­er, Hans/​Pröschel, Peter: Ver­gold­ete Bronzen, Vol.I, éd. Klinkhardt/​Biermann, Munich, 1986
HM Mantel Clock
French Bronze Doré Mantel Clock Dimensions H: 67 cm W: 55 cm D: 24 cm