19th Century, French Napoleon III Hand Painted Wall Clock with “Églomisé” Glass
This antique “fixe sous verre” (or églomisé glass) wall clock was created in France, circa 1850. This clock features a painted pastoral scene with boat and village. The true collector’s item in excellent condition with a rich patinated finish, and the clock mechanism has been checked and cleaned. Key and pendulum included. “églomisé” glass is a French term referring to the process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass to produce a mirror finish. The technique of back-painting glass actually dates back to pre-Roman eras, but the name is derived from the 18th century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711–1786), who was responsible for its revival. Measures: 22″ W x 7″ D x 20″ H.
|Dimensions||22" W x 7" D x 20" H|