This majestic, Neoclassical style clock set – the clock of which measures 1m and the candelabra 1m 11cm in height – will make a bold statement in an interior. With its magnificent patinated bronze putti, the design transcends the boundaries between sculpture, clock-making and objet de vertu.
The set consists of three semi-nude bronze figures, which stand on circular green malachite bases, set on fluted gilt bronze (ormolu) feet. These gemstone bases are encircled by gilt bronze foliate bands, and the central model set with gilt bronze pinecones.
Standing at the centre is a putto who raises both hands to support a circular, gilt bronze clock case above his head. The clock case – which is draped with flower garlands – frames a white enamel dial, inscribed with Roman Numerals and Arabic Numbers. The flanking putti are similarly posed. Each putto holds a gilt bronze flower and pinecone bouquet in one hand, and a four-light, gilt bronze candelabrum in the other. The scrolled, foliate branches of the candelabra terminate in wide, foliate drip-pans with beaded edges, simple leafy capitals, and candle tubes.
Clock- Height 100cm, width 41cm, depth 32cm
Candelabra- Height 111cm, width 40cm, depth 31cm