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French Empire ormolu bronze urn clock dragons 1800

A French Empire ormolu and bronze urn mantel clock, Chopin, circa 1800


8-day movement with half hour striking, very fine bronze and ormolu case.

The 11-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals is signed Chopin à Paris. It has fine gilt bronze hands shaped as arrows.

The fine movement needs to be wound every week (8-day) and strikes the hours fully. It gives a single strike on the half hour.

The case shows French casting and chiseling of the start of the 19th C at it’s best. It is surmounted by a finial flanked by beautiful dragon shaped handles. The whole is further decorated by palmettes.

It is amazing how the original gilding was preserved and the fine patination still is there.


(Height) 40.00 cm (Width) 21.00 cm (Depth) 12.00 cm
(Height) 15.6 in (Width) 8.3 in (Depth) 4.7 in




Chopin à Paris

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