An Exceptional Well Figured Sienna Marble and Finely Cast Patinated Bronze Mantle Clock by the superb French Clockmaker Honoré Pons (1773-1851). First half of the Nineteenth Century.
The stunning example is mounted with a bronze model of the Warwick Albani Vase. The clock's silvered bronze dial with Roman Numerals is beautifully set within an Ormolu surround with an Acanthus wreath scroll detail. Original steel Brequet hands. The rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen. The French movement is of excellent quality and is fitted with the earlier silk suspension.
The clockmaker is Honoré Pons, is listed in Loomes and Baillie and is credited as reviving the clockmaking industry in Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont near Dieppe. He was sent there in 1806 by the Minister of the Interior and over the next decades built up clockmaking there until his death in 1851. This movement has the mark of "Gold Medal 1823" on the backplate, see images.
Condition: Movement is in excellent, clean and running condition having been fully cleaned and serviced by our clockmaker. Pendulum is in our opinion its original.
Condition of the case is very good, the bronze is in lovely original condition, the original patination has some nice wear to the high posts.
Honoré Pons clockmaker's mark on the movement backplate. Complete with pendulum, bell and key.
Width: (entire at base) 8.5" (21.5cm). Depth: (at base) 5.5" (14cm). Height: (entire) 16.5" (42cm).
Shipped to Stamford Connecticut, USA.