French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu And Cobalt Blue Sèvres Clock By Tiffany & Co.
Item # 6153
A stunning French 19th Century Louis XVI st. ormolu and cobalt blue Sèvres clock by Tiffany & Co. The clock is raised on ormolu topie feet and support with beaded border. The oval Sèvres base is accented by a central ormolu rosette and beaded trim. The main Sèvres body is held up by hoof shaped ormolu feet with circular chased tiers joined by swaging chains. On each side is a very impressive and finely chased ormolu mount of a female, amidst floral garlands, swags and foliate branches. Centered by the elegant jewel faced enamel dial. At the top is an ormolu foliate finial with blossoming flowers and leaves. All original gilt throughout.
A point of interest: In the late 19th century, the American luxury items retailer Tiffany & Co would send their buyers to Europe to purchase the highest quality items and bring them back to the US to be sold to their very discriminating clientèle, as part of their own brand.