c19th italian carved alabaster mantel clock fitted with a french movement under glass dome

C19th Italian carved alabaster mantel clock fitted with a French movement under glass dome.


| $732 USD | €631 EUR

Item Ref

ML 1905


C19th Italian carved alabaster mantel clock fitted with a French movement under a glass dome.
Italian carved alabaster clock case surmounted with a removable figure of Lorenzo de Medici after Michelangelo . The front fitted with a gilded clock face with decorative surround and Roman numeral markings, fitted with pierced decorative blackened steel hands. The polished white alabaster architecturally-inspired case with a well- carved detail edge , the rectangular case raised on block feet.
Fitted with an 8-day striking pendulum-driven movement signed by "Gilliot a Paris" . The movement not functioning and requires attention . Sold as a decorative clock in non-working order.
The seated figure of Lorenzo de Medici, known as "Lorenzo Il Magnifico" , Duke of Urbino , after the original marble sculpture by Michelangelo circa 1530
for Lorenzo's tomb of in the Medici Chapel ,Florence, Italy. Here seated on a rectangular carved 'stone-work' style base.
The whole raised on an ebonised wooden rounded-corner base and covered with a glass dome .
The alabaster clock case and figure with minor historic chips . The hand-blown glass dome in perfect condition.
An impressive scale decorative clock of architectural and classical form , possibly a souvenir from the European 'Grand Tour ' .
H (overall with dome) 27"
H (clock & figure) 21"
W 9"
D 6"
Italy c. 1870
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Internal Ref: ML 1905


Height = 60 cm (24")
Width = 23 cm (9")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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