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A bronze and gilt-bronze 'retour d'Égypte' mantel clock
Empire, early 19th century
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
211
A bronze and gilt-bronze 'retour d'Égypte' mantel clock
Empire, early 19th century
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A bronze and gilt-bronze 'retour d'Égypte' mantel clock
Empire, early 19th century

with a white enamel dial with Roman numerals, contained within a case in the form of an unveiled casket, held by Isis, on a demi-lune rouge griotte marble base on bun feet

 


52cm. high; 1ft, 8½in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, p.336, fig. 5.3.2.

There is a design for a clock of exactly this model but flanked by pilasters with hieroglyphics and surmounted by canopic bulls' heads designed by Thomas Hope, illustrated in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, p. 13. Hope's clock at his residence in Duchess Street was probably made in Paris and a model stamped by the celebrated bronzier André-Antoine Ravrio 1759-1814,  is illustrated by H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, op. cit p.336, fig. 5.3.2. There is another  example of this model in Brighton Pavilion in the Ante Room of the King’s appartments.

 

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