A Charles X opaline clock with dolphins

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Ref: 8077

A Charles X opaline clock with dolphins


Era: Restoration period (1820).
Materials: opaline, ormolu.
Dim: H:44 cm/ W:21 cm/ D: 14 cm.


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Rare white opaline clock with chiseled ormolu mount featuring two entwined dolphins. Their tails support the spherical upper part in fluted white opaline, which accommodates a gilt bronze dial with Roman numerals embellished with a frieze and a medallion of flowers. Dolphins lie on the oval body with vertical fluting. The whole rests on a gilt bronze base adorned with a frieze of palmettes and supported by four claw feet. Revised wire suspension mechanism. Charles X period.
In good overall condition; discrete cracks under the bronze dial. The mechanism has been cleaned, serviced and is in working order.



A Charles X opaline clock with dolphins



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