Large Antique gilt bronze figural Clock with a classical lady sign A. Carrier ca 1850

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This  solid exclusive and rare antique clock is made in France around 1850.

Gilt bronze case is surmounted by dark patinated bronze sculpture representing  a lady  in classical dress leaning on a pitcher.

The bronze sculpture  is made by famous French sculptor  Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887).  Inscribed A.CARRIER.

 

Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse was born 1824 and died 1887.

 He began his career at the young age of thirteen as a goldsmith's apprentice. At the age of sixteen he became astuient at the École des Beaux Arts. A short time after that went to the Petite École and studed decorative arts. At the age of thirty three he bagan to exhibit large sulptures at the Salon. It was here that he was awarded medals and was commisioned by future clients.He was employed from 1851 to 1870 by Emperor Napoleon III and help rebuild Paris and became the Artistic Directory of the Sèvres porcelain factory in 1876.

His torchères for the Paris Opéra combined figures inspired by sixteenth-century sculptors with electrotyping, a new process for replicating three-dimensional objects.

 

Enamel dial with blue roman numerals is in good condition. 

Dial is equipped with gilt pierced pointers. Dial is signed: T’OR DEWINT HER A PARIS 462

At the front is the dial protected by a glass door.

The back is a door with flat glass protecting the movement.

French movement in in god working condition stamped:

Key and pendulum included.

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• The clock measures approx.

15.7 inches ( 40 cm) tall  

23.6 inches (60cm) width

9.8 inches (25 cm) deep

weight 33 lbs  (15.2  kg)

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