The third mantel clock we present to you is truly a one of a kind masterpiece any collector would be happy to own depicting a figural bronze statue of the great scholar Galileo. A rare find and brilliantly carved on a large gleaming black slate stone and resting on thick onyx marble. Sitting atop the stone is scientist and astronomer Galileo pondering his astronomical observations while holding the world in his hand? Another globe sits atop a stack of books. The clock is striking and attention to detail is evident in this design.
A rare find and one we could not let slip past our fingers is this decorative 19th Century French three piece clock set comprising of a central clock and a pair of candelabras. The focal point is this classic Doree brass urn design featuring lion’s head bust with ring handles, enamel dial with flying cherub and topped off with a dragon serpent with wings. This antique French mantel clock is from the late 1800’s-early 1900’s with a black body of old gilded inlaid brass and an amazing amount of crisp detail. Flanked by a pair of matching 5 light candelabra or candle holder each piece is set on a beautifully scrolled base raised on four winged feet.
We came across this original clock in France at a home of a very old lady and found its detailed work depicting the Greek God Apollo superb. A remarkable addition to any room of the house, this antique French Dore bronze and ormolu Mantel Clock is from the mid (18th or 19th) Century. With intricate work of flowers, scroll work and torches on either side of the box that is remarkable, the standout is the design depicting Apollo the Greek God of Sun, Music and Poetry. Apollo is featured with his Lyre sitting atop a face and helmet of a nameless woman. The face features Roman numerals with Palmas de gold (leaves and flowers).