Lot 457
Chinoiserie Mounted Mantel Set, 19th c.,
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Porcelain and gilt bronze, the globular clock with an eight day French movement made by "JAPY FRERES." The highly decorative and ornate set features a porcelain clock case, having a gilt enamel scene of waterfowl flying over a pond, the numerals of the clock represented by appropriate Chinese characters, is suspended by means of an applied dragon handle form a bamboo decorated frame, the whole guarded by two male foo dogs. The asymmetrical candelabra, each surmounted by a full bodied foo dog, the standards with conforming gilt porcelain design, the candle cups supported by prunus branches, raised on double footed bases.

Clock 15.5" x 9.5" x 6.5"; Candle: 16.25"

One porcelain shaft with an area of loss and chips, the other with two areas of loss, repaired break to rear left shaft of the clock's supporting frame.

$1,000 - 2,000