An Important Napoléon III Gilt-Bronze and Turquoise Porcelain Clock Garniture.
French, Circa 1870.
This very fine clock garniture comprises of a clock and a pair of vase form candelabra.
The finely cast and chiselled gilt-bronze case has a jewelled turquoise porcelain face with Roman Numerals above a plaque depicting children in a wooded landscape, flanked by expressive male and female cherub figures, cast in the round, beneath a scrolled pediment with torches en flambeau and surmounted by a turquoise vase and cover.
The pair of candelabra en-suite are in the form of turquoise porcelain vases with globular bodies and inverted trumpet shaped necks, finely painted with central reserves of children at leisure in a landscape, with female mask handles and issuing a lotus cast stem with acorn finial, suspending four scrolling candlearms, with circular sconces cast with berried swags. Each vase has a spreading foot raised on a square sectioned re-entrant plinth base, with lotus cast feet.
Height of clock 52 cm
Height of Candelabra 57 cm