A fine French figural gilded bronze shelf clock, circa 1820.

This wonderful sculptural clock is cast in bronze and retains must of it’s original fire gilding. This remains in excellent condition because the clock is protected under a glass dome. This glass dome fits tightly on its line inlaid and ebonized wooden base. This provides provides protection from dust and also discourages people from handling the clock case. As a result, the clock has a fine color. Both components appear to be original accessories to this fine clock. The detailed figural form depicts a 15-16th century nobleman. He is posed in a peaceful allegory. He is depicted with his hands off of his sword hilt and he has set the articles of war and office aside. Below is an elaborate scrolled frieze with a bust of a female noblewoman at its center. This is likely the depiction of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain. A console form pediment rests on the top and houses a French time and strike movement. This movement is fitted with a silk suspension and the time is displayed on an enamel dial. It is in excellent running condition. The clock case rests on an detailed Rococo base with scrolled feet and elaborate apron.

Dimensions in inches: 
Height 16 ¾. Width 12. Depth 5. Inventory number XXSL-85.

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