Portico Clock, Louis XVI Ormolu-mounted with Bleu Turquin Marble
Portico Clock, Louis XVI Ormolu-mounted with Bleu Turquin Marble. Last quarter, 18th century. 22″ high x 15″ wide.A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted bleu turquin marble portico clock is a decorative timepiece that dates back to the last quarter of the 18th
century. It features an elegant clock case made of blue turquin marble, adorned with finely crafted ormolu (gilt bronze) mounts in the Louis XVI style. The clock is designed in a portico style, with two fluted columns on either side of the clock face, topped with Corinthian capitals. The dial is made of white enamel, with Roman numerals and two pierced ormolu hands. The clock is powered by an eight-day striking movement, with a silk suspension and count wheel striking on a bell. Such clocks were highly sought after during the 18th century and remain highly valued by collectors today.