JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN AND FRENCH ORMOLU MOUNTED MANTEL CLOCK
This Japanese Imari porcelain and ormolu mounted mantel clock, dating back to the 19th century, showcases a unique blend of cultural influences and craftsmanship. Its urn-shaped design is adorned with three ormolu-mounted cherubs, adding an ornate touch to the piece.
The clock features a Roman Numeral and Arabic dial, and is accompanied by a lid, further enhancing its decorative appeal. The incorporation of Japanese Imari porcelain into the design of the clock suggests an East-meets-West aesthetic, where traditional Japanese porcelain meets European ormolu craftsmanship.
This fusion of cultures and materials creates a distinctive and captivating mantel clock, representing the artistic exchange between Japan and Europe during the 19th century. Such timepieces often serve as both functional clocks and exquisite decorative objects, reflecting the elegance and cross-cultural influences of their era.
Dimensions Height: 22"