This exceptional 3 piece French clock set consists of a figural mantle clock and its 2 matching garnitures. The clock measures 16” tall, 12” wide and 6.5” deep. There is a cast bronze figure of a young seated child reading a book. The casting details are superb. Notice the serene look on the child’s face. The clock has a shapely marble case highlighted with castings of grapes, leaves and vines encircling it. The clock has a porcelain dial and cast brass bezel. The original 8-day works are in excellent running condition. The clock comes with its pendulum and key which requires winding once a week. The clock strikes every hour and half hour. There are 2 matching marble and bronze garnitures which measure 12” tall, 7.75” wide and 4.5” deep. The urns on the top retain their original lids and repeat the grape castings found on the mantle clock. Check out the adorable casting of the fox on each lid. This set appears to be illustrating Aesop’s fable about the fox and the grapes. The child is reading this famous tale in which a hungry fox repeatedly leaps to grab grapes hanging high off a vine. After numerous failed attempts, he leaves and remarks “Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet. I don’t need any sour grapes.” Whether you like or appreciate the moral of the story, the 3 piece set is in excellent condition and would make a great statement in any room. Circa: 1850-1870's, Condition: Excellent.
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