Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Mantel Clock Dated 1893

Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Mantel Clock Dated 1893

Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Mantel Clock Dated 1893


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About this item

This is a fantastic quality large and impressive French gilt bronze Rococo Revival mantel clock dated 1893.

The elaborately cast rococo case is ornately decorated with shell, ribbon floral and musical motifs, the top is crowned with a cherub playing a violin and it sits on a beautiful rococco  base.

The white enamelled dial has Roman numerals and Arabic minute marks, the twin train movement with outside countwheel, striking on a bell, all in perfect working order. The movement has the serial No. 1645 and is by Ls Boname, dated 1893.

This clock will make a statement wherever it is placed.


The clock is in excellent fully restored working condition, the movement having been expertly serviced and the case polished. 


Movement dismantled and all parts examined and tested.
All detents and pivots ground and polished.
Bearings supplied and fitted.
All steel and brass components cleaned, buffed and burnished.
Escapement dismantled, cleaned, synchronised and set.
Movement regulated.
Case cleaned and polished.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 66 x Width 40 x Depth 22

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 9 inches

Ormolu - (from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as 'gilt bronze'.

The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copper, brass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.



W40.0 x H66.0 x D22.0 cm



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