A Very Special Mantle Clock

This clock was purchased at an auction in Chicago several years ago. I have not seen another one like it. The ormolu is strong and brilliant. The porcelain face has numbers with red hands! Beautiful decorative beadwork surrounds the clock face while the ormolu decoration has impressed designs and indented areas to form an unusual design. The bottom of the clock has unusual shapes of scaled serpents that hold up the clock and also spread across the base. The clock is mounted on a base of tan velvet which also has a beaded ormolu strip. The clock is supported on little tiny balls that are glued under the base. A very special piece indeed!

Measurements: The clock is 2-1/2"h.
Circa: 19th Century
Price: $495

 

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