Louis VXI Marble & Bronze Mantel Clock c.1790(Ref: 20/57.31)
A fine French Louis VXI Ormulu Mantel Clock by Sauvajot a Paris c.1790
It sits on a base of white marble and ormulu. There are 4 Sphinx, front and back supporting the barrel shaped clock in a large white marble of square form.
The Gilded Putto above is flanked by male and female patinated bronze figures. The male is winged, and they are of stunning quality. Both are flanked with Gilded Ormulu
The Clock face is enameled with Arabic numeral dial and a red date dial with a black hand. It is signed Sauvajot A Paris
It sits on 6 adjustable Toupie feet and has a pendulum and a bell strike.
It is good working order and keeps excellent time.
There are some chips to the front left of the marble base and the patina is in line with it's age.
It's a rare and beautiful thing.
It is 43cm in width. 48cm in height. 13cm in depth.
It is extremely heavy! Approximately 15 - 20Kg