FINE EARLY 1820'S FRENCH BRONZE Fire Guilded ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

FINE EARLY 1820'S FRENCH BRONZE Fire Guilded ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
FINE EARLY 1820'S FRENCH BRONZE Fire Guilded ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

FINE EARLY 1820'S FRENCH BRONZE Fire Guilded ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
FINE, EARLY 1820'S FRENCH. Ormolu is a gold-colored alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin, cast into desired shapes and often gilded, used especially in the 18th century for decorating clocks.

The gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat goldmercury amalgam to an object of bronze. The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold coating.

Also known as "gilt bronze". The bronze mounts were cast by lost wax casting, and then chiseled and chased to add detail.

Rococo gilt bronze tends to be finely cast, lightly chiseled, and part-burnished. Neoclassical gilt-bronze is often entirely chiseled and chased with extraordinary skill and delicacy to create finely varied surfaces. Light pendulum hangs from silk thread suspension.

Bezel around dial is approx 3 3/4 across. Total clock height is around 17 tall. Please see the store and talk to the experts. The item "FINE EARLY 1820'S FRENCH BRONZE Fire Guilded ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK" is in sale since Sunday, April 16, 2017.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks". The seller is "museum3" and is located in Wickliffe, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
FINE EARLY 1820'S FRENCH BRONZE Fire Guilded ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK


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