Napoleon III Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Clock Set

This opulent Sevres Porcelain Clock Set dates from the reign of Emporer Napoleon III. The clock set comprises a large centerpiece and a pair of smaller candelabra.

The centerpieces grand blue and white glazed Sevres porcelain urn, with lid and handles, has a central painting of Ceres holding a cornucopia. She is seated in a chariot and pulled by cherubs through fluffy clouds. The scene is bordered in matt and burnished gold. The vase stands on a gold ormolu bronze base which is hung with golden fruits echoing the harvest theme of plenty and cherub masks, standing on powerful paw feet.

The porcelain dial has gold on white Roman numerals within rich blue glazed border and around a central scene of cherubs playing.

The Sevres Porcelain Clock Sets Candelabra share this neo-classical ornament, the vases are smaller and six gilt foliate candelabra arms issue from the lids. The Candelabras are supported on smaller more delicate griffin legs beautifully cast and gilt in bronze.

Most noteworthy of this opulent Napoleon III Sevres porcelain clock set is the porcelain. It uses beautiful Sevres style porcelain inspired by the grand masterpieces of the Vincennes factory of the 18th century. The decoration is neo-classical with flourishes of Napoleon III style.

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Napoleon III Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Clock Set

Stock Number: 9893

Antique Napoleon III Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Clock Set. Marked C.Chrétien Paris on the movement.

67 cm high, 33 cm wide (candelabra, six-light)

76 cm high x 40 cm wide x 27 deep (clock)



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Approximate Dimensions

  • Depth: 27 cm (10.63 inches)
  • Height: 76 cm (29.92 inches)
  • Width: 40 cm (15.75 inches)




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