Louis XVI Marble and Ormolu Mounted Mantel Clock Signed Bergmiller a Paris
A superb Louis XVI ormolu mounted and white Carrara marble temple mantel clock, white enamelled dial marked Bergmiller a Paris, watchmaker active in Paris, atelier in rue du Petit-Lion Sanit-Sauveur from 1810 up to 1830, follower of Rouviere, Louis XVI king’s horologer.
This exceptional French portico mantel clock is richly decorated with Retour d’Egypte style gilt cast bronze ornamental motifs, of EXTREME HIGH QUALITY CHASING. View enclosed image detail of scrolls, festoons, eagle finial, female sphink, caryatid pilasters, flowers elements and cherubs frieze.
Having a Bergmiller a Paris inscribed white enamel dial with Roman hours and Arabic quarters, Breguet hands, grand tail movement of Paris, striking hours and half hours, 7 days charging time and sun face pendulum on adjustable silk suspension.
The white Carrara marble structure with eagle finial flanked by two dark patinated bronze female sphinx, on column terminal above movement suspended between marble columns with gilt caryatid pilasters and sphinx terminals,
A stepped marble front plinth with relief panel decorated with harvesting putti and animals and side with floral elements, raised on circular feet.
In working order and excellent condition, minor slight fellures in the dial substrate. 24 inches high x 17,72 x 5,12″.
height: 61 cm
width: 45 cm
depth: 13 cm