BARBEDIENNE - ANTIQUE FRENCH GOLD PLATED BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK - MUSEUM QUALITY

An Astounding 19th Century, Louis XVI Model, French Gold Plated Bronze Mantel Clock by One of World's Premier Bronze Manufacturer's "Ferdinand Barbedienne" circa 1850s !!
Price: $39,999.00
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An Astounding 19th Century, Louis XVI Model, French Gold Plated Bronze Mantel Clock by One of World's Premier Bronze Manufacturer's "Ferdinand Barbedienne"  circa 1850s !!

This is Truly a Magnificent Piece of Museum Quality. It Measures Roughly 60cm. in Height, 40cm. Wide, 25cm. Deep and Weights over 14.5 Kilograms !!

Original 19th Century Gold Plating  Absolutely Stunning !!

Unparalleled Craftsmanship and Quality - A Rare Find !!

The Back View with the Class Cover Closed !!

You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality, For Those who Appreciate the Finer Things in Life !!

Ferdinand Barbedienne’s (1810 - 1892) casts are renowned for their exceptional high quality. The firm, located in Paris, originally called Collas & Barbedienne, specialized in reproductions of antique and modern sculptures and eventually employed about 300 artists and workers, who produced as many as 1,200 subjects, including works by Michelangelo and Antoine-Louis Barye. as well as notables like Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin.  He became President of the Reunion of Bronze Makers in 1885, a post he held until 1885. The firm was the most technically advance of its kind and was responsible for casting many of Paris' and the nation’s public monuments, interior decorations and architectural bronzes. He won the Grand Medal of Honor in Paris in 1855. This Clock is really an attestation to the quality of the work produced by the firm.  It is in excellent condition overall, but there is some chipping on the enamel clock face around the fine tuning mechanism just below the number 60.

The Back of the Clock with the Glass Covered Door Open Showing the Original Clock Mechanism, Bell and Pendulum !!

The Back of the Clock with the Glass Covered Door Open and the Bell Removed !!

The Back of the Clock with the Glass Covered Door Open and the Bell and Pendulum Removed !!

Rare French Movement is Signed by Renowned Clockmaker "S. Marti - Medaille de Bronze"  Certifying the Piece's Quality and Provenance !!

This is an Extraordinarily Gorgeous Piece and Would Make a Welcome Addition to the Family Treasure !!

From 1851 the firm, by then known as Barbedienne, received numerous medals at international exhibitions, including medals in three different classes at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London. Barbedienne’s work in enamel, which was at the forefront of the revival of enamelwork in France in the 19th century, was shown for the first time at this exhibition (e.g. gilt metal vase with champlevé enamel, c. 1862; London, V&A). In 1886 he was awarded the Jean Goujon Gold Medal by the Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale. This clock is a stunning masterpiece. It chimes on the hour and on the 1/2 hour and the clock mechanism automatically adjusts the chimes to changes in the time.  There is not need to manually adjust the chimes when changing the hands on the clock as the clock mechanism syncs the chimes automatically (a 19th century marvel). Also included are two keys.

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