ANTIQUE ONYX NOUVEAU CLOCK FIGURAL WOMEN DOVES - For Sale

ANTIQUE ONYX NOUVEAU CLOCK FIGURAL WOMEN DOVES
Price: $1800.00
Signed French Art Nouveau sculpture and onyx mantel clock with figures of 2 women and lovebirds. Late 19th century.Measurements: base is just under 14 1/2inches wide and 8 1/2inches high. Total height is 29inches.Beautiful marbled onyx in a soft almost luminous green. Gilt metal scrolling foliate mounts and highlights. Porcelain dial with black Arabic numerals and handpainted floral swag. Delicate gilt metal hands. The name of the firm is worn. Onyx has age ''cracks'', but they are only superficial and not damage of any sort.Delicate metal grille covers the clock''s movement at the back. See photos for details. The mechanism does work and chimes, but it needs a clean.The spelter figures of 2 women with lovebirds embody everything Art Nouveau. Graceful, romantic and sensuous. Partly clad - their dresses seem to emphasize the bodies underneath - indeed 1 breast is entirely bare. Great detail to pretty smiling faces, muscles and feathers of birds. 2 of the birds were professionally reattached. There is a small metal plaque in front with engraved RETOUR DES HIRONDELLES PAR ROUSSEAU. Status: For Sale Reference#: 2297 Condition: See Description Year: See Description

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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Email : antiques@brendaGinsberg.com
Phone : 954-415-0622

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