Mid-19th Century Bronze & Slate Mantel Clock Set by Feuchere

2002-912500F (Click to Inquire About This Item)

23H x 12W x 7.5D

Location: Dallas


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Mid-19th Century Bronze & Slate Mantel Clock Set by Feuchere is an astonishing work of art, and remains intact as its original garniture some 175 years after its creation!  The primary piece of course is the clock, crafted from polished slate and fitted with acanthus-figured bronze feet, bronze base trim, and bronze top trim, complementing the bronze numerals on the clock's face.  Above sits an extraordinarily life-like sculpture of a pensive lad in rustic attire about to play his bagpipe.  The original workings and a winding key are included with the clock.  The companion pieces are works of art unto themselves, derivations of the French cassolette, with this particular design matching the octagonal form presented by the clock base with its attendant bronze trim, but mounted with a finely figured pedestal holding a bronze bowl.  Upon that bowl could be placed crystal bowls which would in turn hold candles, or alternatively pillar candles could be placed directly onto the bowls.  What a magnificent set, complete in all its glory, ready to adorn your favorite room!
The signature of Jean-Jacques Feuchere (1807-1852) appears on the bronze figure as pictured.  Feuchere's career as a sculptor, panter and enameler was truly storied, having studied with Cortot and Ramey.  His works were exhibited at the Salon from 1831 until his death.  He received commissions for some of the artwork decorating the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most notable architectural gems of Paris situated on the Champs Elysee.  His works also appear at the fountain of Saint-Sulpice, the Pont d'lena, the fountain of Cuvier and the city hall of Rouen.
Circa mid-19th century
Clock measures 23H x 12W x 7.5D;
Cassolettes each measure 11H x 6W x 6D
(NOTE:  We sell clocks for their decorative appeal, not to keep time.  We cannot guarantee clocks will work)

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