E.F. Caldwell Gilt Bronze Mounted Green Vert de Maurin Marble Mantle Clock
This clock, crafted from vert de maurin green marble and dating from circa 1920, has been attributed to Edward F. Caldwell. The mantel clock features a large round face with mounted bronze Roman numerals, scrolling rococo mounts and shell motif. The marble has some small chips and wear at the edges including light scratches. The gilt bronze shows traces of dirt, some pitting and rubbing. Minute hand is loose. The original movement has been replaced with an electrical movement, and its working condition is unknown. Measures 22.5" wide, 18" tall (45.7 by 57.2 cm). Provenance: Sotheby's. A similar Caldwell clock with identical face and comparable size, but with neoclassical figural mounts in patinated bronze, was sold at auction by Sotheby's in New York on April 22, 2010, in lot 64, for $20,000. Its neoclassical style will compliment any English Regency ( Georgian, George II, George III ), or French Louis XV or XVI decor.