Egyptian Revival Three-Piece Garniture, France c. 1880
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL THREE-PIECE CLOCK GARNITURE
Mantel clock flanked by obelisk; France, circa 1880's
Item # 803MBP03Q
A powerful expression of the cultural curiosity in the mysteries and discoveries of ancient Egypt during the late 19th century, this very finely decorated clock is incised with a full array of hieroglyphics and Egyptian motif. The mantel clock is surmounted by an Assyrian Lamassu figural cast in patinated metal over a bronze base. The faceted slate is supported over a Sienna marble body surrounding the embossed bronze clock face with its gilt incised Roman numeral chapter ring. The flanking obelisk are incredibly striking, the slate incised with a symmetrical collection of gilded and polychromed symbols that oppose the other beautifully. Both rest over brass footings and are highlighted with blocks of gray Sienna marble.
Measurements: [clock] 16” W x 6 7/8” D x 17” H; [obelisk] 6 5/8” W x 4 5/8” D x 20” H
Movement as-is: missing pendulum, bell, hour/minute hands and dial door. Lamassu figural inner leg w/ patina loss. Tiny chips to slate throughout, small chips to back corners of clock, large chip to front proper left corner of clock base; one obelisk with large chip to reverse. Clock does not appear to have ever had a brass footing.