A LOUIS XVI STYLE GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE MANTLE CLOCK, MID 19TH CENTURY,
the circular berried leaf and convex glass bezel opening to a white enameled dial enclosing blue Roman hour chapters and black Arabic five minute numerals ending with stop bell lever, surrounding reticulated gilt metal hands and twin key escapements, reversing to a brass eight-day mechanism stamped with oval "ETABLISSEMENT / DE PARIS / MIROY FRERES," numbered "51273," set within a cylindrical case surmounted by a pierced ribbon tied laurel wreath cast bronze and a stylized flower filled urn over a stylized curling acanthus mounted underside, flanked by a pair of recumbent classical muses representing the arts of music and writing, on a breakfront rectangular white marble base with inset frieze panels of scrolling rinceaux mounts, over a guilloché mounted cavetto within a lappet panel and bellflower modeled border, raised on egg-and-dart cast toupie feet. Height: 18 1/2" Width: 22" Depth: 6"
Provenance:Lifelong Collection of Clocks and Antiques, Navasota, Texas Lifelong Collection of Clocks and Antiques, Navasota, Texas.
Good condition, patinated figures, and gilt bronze mounts are in good shape with nice patination, light buildup, a few oxidized areas and wear on some gilt areas. Marble has a few faint discolored areas and some tiny edge nicks but overall is also in good shape. Simpson Galleries does not guarantee any timepiece or clock mechanism.
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