A French Renaissance Revival gilt bronze architectural mantel clock

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Lot 6329
A French Renaissance Revival gilt bronze architectural mantel clock

US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£ 8,300 - 12,000
Property of another owner
A French Renaissance Revival gilt bronze architectural mantel clock
Second half 19th century
The cobalt blue enamel dial with gilt Roman numerals inscribed HOTTOT & FILS, PARIS, the twin-train movement striking on a bell, housed with an architectural case fronted by four columns with four Bacchus masks on the base, beneath an broken arch top enclosing a pair of dolphins draping a garland of fruit between their tails surmounted by a putto holding trumpets seated between war trophies and before an urn final, flaked by arched towers each fronted by a figural niche, all raised on a stepped plinth centering a shield with a lizard and squirrel between two birds perched on a scroll and Bacchus masks, the corners with the winged mermaids, the whole embellished in low relief with foliate scrolls.
Height 28½in (72cm); width 17in (43cm); depth 8½in (21.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Hottot & Fils is the workshop of sculptor Louis Hottot (1834-1905) who was a member of Artistes Francais and was best known for his Indian and Chinese subject sculptures.
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