Style romanticism / Ref.10746
Gilt bronze 19th-century Romantic clock set with the Four Seasons
Width: 12'' ⅝ 32cm
Height: 20'' ½ 52cm
Depth: 9'' 23cm
Late 19th century. France
In good condition. Wear of the gilt. The glass closing the movement is missing.
This Romantic style garniture set was made in the 19th century. Including a clock and two candelabras, it is a beautiful gilt bronze garniture carved in a meticulous way over its entire surface, in the manner of romantic goldsmith's work. Like many Romantic works, the decoration is inspired by the Renaissance style , with many arabesques and grotesques.
The important clock features a dial decorated with interlacings where the hours are painted in enamel. Four young women, allegories of the Four Seasons, were modeled after late medieval and early Renaissance statues, standing on winged chimeras. The arch front is crowned with two cherubs girl and boy, while the pedestal is chiselled of beautiful scrolls.
The two candelabras with six branches are also richly carved and adorned with three musician children on their feet.
The chiseling of the bronze is very fine and alternates smooth and textured surfaces to bring out the luxuriant ornamentation.
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