Ferdinand barbedienne presided over one of the most renowned and prolific foundries of belle époque paris his atelier created sculptures, clocks, bronze mounts and objets d'art of the highest quality, and his works were shown at numerous international exhibitions of the period a model of the. The ormolu clock is a short story written by muriel spark, who is considered to be one of the 50 greatest british writers since 1945 dame muriel is a poet, writer of fiction and literary criticism, and biographer - went on to win most of the literary awards going, was never out of print. This is a good quality large french portico clock in marble with ormolu mounts, which dates from the mid 19th century the marble is attractively veined in. French clockmaking came into its own in the 17th century, when highly ornamented clocks covered in gilt bronze, known as ormolu, were produced to keep pace with the new standards for opulence set by king louis the fourteenth's palace of versailles there were two general styles of antique french clocks during this period. What is a death clock and how did it get its name and reputation simply put, a death clock is an ormolu decorated clock how did this type of clock decoration receive the distinction of the title of death clock.
The architectural case has the clock in the center flanked by ormolu river god mounts and stylized corner pilasters the molded white marble top and the d-shaped base are decorated with applied ormolu mounts that include masks, acanthus leaves and reclining lions and the whole is supported by five bun feet. A french 19th century ormolu clock with painted porcelain panels, eight day movement, time and strike case is gilt bronze, decorated with putto on top playing a pan. Flickr photos, groups, and tags related to the ormolu flickr tag. Left clean and dry those pieces of ormolu would not need such a thorough cleaning for up to 20 years clock parts ( dissembled movements ) may be cleaned in the same manner, taking care to use a separate container for this.
Choose from 300+ antique french clocks, prices from £185 to £18,850 only genuine antique french clocks approved antique ormolu clocks (77) antique pocket. Extensive selection of 19th century french bronze and ormolu clocks, rococo, napoleon iii mantel clocks, louis xv, louis xvi style clock sets garniture. A fine french neo renaissance ormolu mantle clock, circa 1820s-30s, with mark of heyraud a lyon to dial, and gold medal stamp and mark of honore pons 1827 to mechanism, a finely cast rectangular clock with a fruiting finial and a shaped spreading base, in. The ormolu clock was an ornate clock owned by the doctor according to one source, its proper name was a jibert cathcode troisième timepiece (prose: cat's cradle: time's crucible) the doctor kept the ormolu clock in the tardis console room, primarily during his first incarnation.
Ormolu finish can be found on nearly everything from chandeliers to porcelain items, mantle clocks, vases and other decorative household items. Harlequin with bagpipes and a pug-dog mounted on a clock, c 1745-1752 harlequin, c 1752 an ornate ormolu plate and ewers, all resting on a table draped. A quality clock that would stand out in any surroundings and the ormolu bronze is superb the dial is white enamel porcelain with black roman numerals and black moon hands the clock has an original french 8-day single train mechanical movement. Browse an exquisite collection of luxury antique mantel clocks and qualify for free shipping when you purchase online french ormolu mantel clock by leroy to. Genuine french ormolu clocks for sale from trusted antique dealers shop with confidence on loveantiquescom.
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I purchased a french clock made by raingo freres paris if anybody knows anything about this maker and about this clock including the age this clock. Exquisite hand-chiseled ormolu and white marble houses this exceptional french lyre clock the opulent louis xvi-style design takes the graceful shape of its namesake, with a pendulum ring of brilliant rhinestones and enamel dial at its center. Choose from 80+ antique ormolu clocks, prices from £245 to £16,250 only genuine antique ormolu clocks approved date of manufacture declared on all antique ormolu clocks. In the hands of the parisian marchands-merciers, the precursors of decorators, ormolu or gilt-bronze sculptures could be used for bright, non-oxidizing fireplace accessories or for rococo or neoclassical mantel or wall-mounted clock cases (a specialty of charles cressent), complemented by rock-crystal drops on gilt-bronze chandeliers and wall.