c.1830 French Ormolu, Patinated and Silvered Mantle Clock.

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c.1830 French Ormolu, Patinated and Silvered Mantle Clock.
Inv. #: p153
Maker:

Hèzé a Paris.

Case:

The case depicts an ormolu cherub holding a patinated drapery supported by a silvered column. The whole stands on a patinated base with ormolu mounts that include cast rectangular feet and a recessed applique that depicts a reclining cupid.

Dial:

The cast ormolu dial has a smooth recessed interior chapter, black Roman numerals for the hours, steel Breguet-style hands and is signed by the maker, ‘HÈZÉ A PARIS’.

Movement:

The eight-day time and strike movement has a steel suspension and count-wheel striking on a bell. The cast bi-metallic pendulum has a decorative ormolu bob and has a screwed fast/slow adjustment.

Ref:

For a similar themed clock see: Sotheby’s, ‘The Joseph Meraux Collection’, June 1993, Lot 284.

Size: 22 in.
Retail Price: $ 14,000.

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