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French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
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French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture

  • This striking 19th-century French clock garniture boasts brightly-colored fluorspar
  • The clock and candelabra are mounted with Rococo-inspired doré bronze mounts
  • Styled in the Louis XV taste, it is a celebration of Rococo luxury
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$29,850
Item No. 31-3649

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Description
This beautiful French clock garniture, styled in the Louis XV taste, is a charming work of artistry and craftsmanship. Crafted of richly veined and brightly-hued fluorspar mounted with ornately cast ormolu bronze, this garniture celebrates classical ideals and Rococo luxury. The clock and candelabra all feature magnificent doré bronze putti and floral garlands which perfectly accent the fluorspar, displaying its violet and jade-like tones.

Created to be displayed atop the fireplace mantel, clock garnitures. . .
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This beautiful French clock garniture, styled in the Louis XV taste, is a charming work of artistry and craftsmanship. Crafted of richly veined and brightly-hued fluorspar mounted with ornately cast ormolu bronze, this garniture celebrates classical ideals and Rococo luxury. The clock and candelabra all feature magnificent doré bronze putti and floral garlands which perfectly accent the fluorspar, displaying its violet and jade-like tones.

Created to be displayed atop the fireplace mantel, clock garnitures first appeared in 18th-century France. Fluorspar, a fluorescent and highly decorative mineral, was first mined and used as ornament by the Romans and is a rare decoration for a clock garniture set. 

19th century

Clock: 7" wide x 4 1/4" deep x 15" high
Candelabra: 6" diameter x 11" high
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French Fluorspar and Ormolu Clock Garniture
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Mantel Clocks
Depth: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
Width: 7.0 in. (17.78 cm)
Height: 15.0 in. (38.1 cm)
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