Early Louis XVI French Ormolu Mantle Clock.

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Early Louis XVI French Ormolu Mantle Clock.
Inv. #: p155
Maker:

Leon a Paris

Description:

An early Louis XVI ormolu mantle clock signed Leon a Paris.

Case:

The matte and burnished ormolu case has lion busts holding a fabric swag, frets and is decorated with geometric and natural decorative elements. Above sits a decorative urn with acanthus leaf swags and below are animal feet that stand upon a shaped base.

Dial:

The white porcelain dial has blue Roman numerals for the hours, black five-minute marks, finely finished ormolu hands and is signed ‘LEON A PARIS’

Movement:

The eight day time and strike movement has a flat bottom, a large star-shaped count-wheel, strikes on a bell and has a silk-thread suspension that adjust for fast/slow out the dial.

Notes:

This clock was meant to be seen in the round as all the decorative elements continue 360 degrees.

 

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Size: 16.5 in.
Retail Price: $ 12,000.

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