A Second Empire Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Clock Garniture

 

A Second Empire Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Clock Garniture

Clock H 48cm W 60cm D 27cm

Candelabra H 72cm, 6 candle holders. 

 

A Second Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural clock garniture. c. 1820-1840
The dial and movement signed Charpentier & Cie, Bronziers, A Paris Rue Charlot, N. 8
the clock formed as a recumbent classical maiden clad in diaphanous draped resting on a water urn, raised on an elaborate acanthus and floriate C and S-scroll cast oval base, the 5" signed enamel Roman dial with outer Arabic five minute track, the signed brass twin train movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, with pendulum and winder, the six light garniture candelabra formed as seated putti holding aloft floriate rose and lily stems with flowerhead candle nozzles, on corresponding scrolling bases.