Antique French Chippendale Style Ormolu Bronze Mantel Clock for Islamic Market
This stunning gilt bronze mantel clock in the English George III, Chippendale style, comes from Vincent et Cie of Paris and dates from the second half of the 19th century. It features a dial with pierced decorations and enamel numerals in Arabic, and is flanked by dragons and fretwork, and is set upon a marble and bronze base with Chinese-inspired Chippendale feet. Inscription on the movement reads Medaille d' Argent, Vincent & Cie, and Brinsmaid's with the number 390. Measures 17.25 x 12 x 6 in; 44 x 30 x 15 cm. The Brinsmaid family of silversmiths and jewelry makers dates back to the late 18th century in the U.S. They first settle in New England and moved to the midwest in the 19th century where the pioneered the department store concept. The family moved back east in the 20th century and descendents of the family recently closed their jewelry store in New Canaan, CT.
Overall condition is very good, but unfortunately, someone recently stole the clock hands. Comparable and possibly identical hands could certainly be sourced, but as a result we have reduce our price from $6,800 to $2,750.
( Oriental Persian Georgian British )