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19th century French clock set in the Japonisme style


A very fine antique 19th century French gilt bronze and hand painted porcelain 3-piece clock set in the Japonisme style. The clock finely decorated with porcelain plaques, painted in the Japanese style with Cherry blossom branches. The front plaque features a Sulphur-crested cockatoo with a red sun in the sky on the right. The clock’s rectangular body is crowned by an arched top which contains a circular porcelain dial. This dial features a painting of a pair of birds on a cherry branch at its center, encircled by black Roman Numerals within white cartouches. The shoulders of the clock are mounted with gilt bronze elephant masks holding ring handles with their trunks.
The pair of side pieces stand on gilt bronze square bases set on geometric and scrolled feet. The Blue ground porcelain decorated with colorful shapes, cherry blossoms and exotic birds, and their shoulders mounted with silvered and parcel gilt elephant masks holding ring handles

France, Circa 1880


Height: 21"  (53.3 cm)
Width: 11"    (27.9 cm)
Depth: 7"     (17.8 cm)

Height: 16"   (40.6 cm)
Width: 5.5"   (13.9 cm)
Depth: 5"      (12.7 cm)