cast from a model by JEAN LOUIS GREGOIRE (FRENCH 1840-1890), A GILT BRONZE MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURES GROUP, "RESCUE OF ANDROMEDA BY PERSEUS," ON A GILT BRONZE MOUNTED GRIOTTE MARBLE MANTLE CLOCK, CIRCA 1870, signed in the bronze, "L. Gregoire," height: 16", turning on a Louis XVI Style gilt bronze mounted Griotte marble mantle clock, centering a ribbon tied bow form mount above a circular hinged convex glass door within an engine turned bronze bezel, opening to a white enameled dial with black Roman chapters and reticulated gilt metal hands over twin key escapements, reversing to a circular gilt metal door opening to the brass clock mechanism stamped "3 1 8 9," above the circular "JAPY FRERES MEDAILLE D'HONNEUR" pastille, enclosed by a circular drum form case with a fluted cavetto flanked by scrolling acanthus cast brackets, raised on stylized toupie feet, total height: 23".
Good condition, surface buildup, normal minor marks and small scratches, gilding worn in areas throughout, lacking key and pendulum. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."