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German Figural Bronze Mantle Clock w/Hand Painted Porcelain Medallion
This is an unusual and very elaborately designed clock,. It dates from mid-century and though of German make, it originates from Amiens, France.
The body is made of gilded bronze. The movement is housed in a square base which measures 4" across and 3" deep. There are four Greek torches at each corner to serve as feet. There are decorative flowers encircling each foot and swags across each middle of each torch. Two figural doves are perched atop the case and a large oval medallion rises to meet a jaunty little cherub. The cherub holds a drape which falls along the oval frame. Flower and leaves frame are placed atop the bottom of the frame. A hand painted porcelain medallion is set into the frame. It depicts two winged cherubs who float through the clouds on blue ribbons and garlands of flowers. The scene is colorful, with deep reds, greens and blues, which are a striking contrast to the gilded metal.
The clock winds from the back and will function. The face is set into a glass frame with a brass mount. The clock measures:12 1/2" tall, the porcelain inset measures 3 1/2" x 2". The figural cherub measures 2 3/4" tall. It is in excellent condition with no visible chips or problems. The clock will work when wound.
It would be charming on a bedside table or a vanity table amongst silver trays and jewels.