19th Century French Red Marble and Bronzed Spelter Mantel Clock after Guillemin
Decorate a mantel with this elegant antique clock from France. Crafted circa 1870, the mantel clock sits on small scroll feet over a rouge marble base and features a sculpture of a young beauty standing; the work of art, titled “Chemin de la Fortune,” is signed on the front E. Guillemin. The female figure holds a cornucopia and shows beautiful movement through the ruffling of her clothing. The clock mechanism marked “Bernard Montluçon”, has been checked, fixed and cleaned by our clock-man. The impressive time keeping is in excellent working condition with a rich patinated bronzed finish, and includes the pendulum and winding key.
Émile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin (1841-1907) was a French sculptor of the Belle Époque who mainly worked in bronze. He studied under his father, the painter Auguste Guillemin, and under Jean-Jules Salmson. He showed work at the Salon of Paris from 1870 to 1899, and received in 1897 an honorable mention there.
Measures: 13.5″ W x 7.5″ D x 25.5″ H.
|Dimensions||13.5 × 7.5 × 25.5 in|
Late 19th Century