Egyptian Revival Bronze and Marble Mantel Clock

Egyptian Revival Bronze and Marble Mantel Clock

 

Egyptian revival mantel clock housed in a polishes black slate and marble stepped case, decorated with winged uraeus and hieroglyphs, surmounted by a patinated bronze sphinx wearing nemes and resting on lions paw feet.

Enamel dial with Arabic numerals and original ‘blued’ steel hands.

Eight day French movement with anchor escapement striking the hours and halves on a silvered bell.  The backplate signed Societe Clusienne S.C.A.P.H. Cluses and numbered 4144. C.1870

 

Societe Clusienne were based in Cluses near to the Swiss border in France.

 

The case attributed to G.Servant

 Georges Emile Henri Servant ( 1828-1890) succeeded his father at their foundry at Rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris in 1855.  He specialised in the production of Neo-Egyptian style clocks. 

 He was noted for the high quality of his bronzes at both the Paris Universal Exhibition 1855 and the London Exhibition in 1862. 

Many of his clock were exported to the United States where his Sphinx clocks were sold by Louis Tiffany Inc. and Hamann & Roche of New York.

 

He won a gold medal in the 1867 Paris Universal Exhibition for his Neo-Greek and Egyptian works.  He was also awarded the Ordre National de la Legion D’Honneur, Frances’s highest official mark of recognition in 1874.

 

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