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1830 AGAMEMNON GREEK HERO TROJAN WAR HUGE BRONZE SIENNA MARBLE CLOCK HONORE PONS

1830 AGAMEMNON GREEK HERO TROJAN WAR HUGE BRONZE SIENNA MARBLE CLOCK HONORE PONS
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Item Details

Information:

  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Originating Region: Europe
  • Era: 1800s
  • Style: Classical



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Agamemnon, Greek Hero of the Trojan War ~ Fine and Early Bronze Clock 
by Honoré Pons 

~ French - Circa 1830 ~

~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~

A monumental early bronze and Sienna Marble clock by the superb maker Honoré Pons. The stunning sculpture depicts Agamemnon who led the Greeks to victory at Troy as told in Homer's Iliad. He stands on the rocks, sea washing around him with fist raised to lead the battle on to Trojan soil. The stern of his vessel, with stylised serpents tail, behind.  

The clock's dial is mounted in the massive Sienna Marble plinth with paw feet and a frieze of applied acanthus scrolls. The dial surround is modelled as an acanthus wreath, an allegory for victory. The dial itself is silvered bronze with an engine-turned centre and beautiful, original blued steel hands. The rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen.

The French movement is of excellent quality and is fitted with the earlier silk suspension. The clockmaker is Honoré Pons, is listed in Loomes and Baillie and is credited as reviving the clockmaking industry in Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont near Dieppe. He was sent there in 1806 by the Minister of the Interior and over the next decades built up clockmaking there until his death in 1857. This movement has the mark of "gold medal 1827" on the backplate, see picture below. Movement is in excellent, clean and running condition having been fully cleaned and serviced by our clockmaker. Pendulum is a replacement. Click the movie below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!

Condition of the case is very good, the bronze is in lovely original condition, the original patination has some nice wear to the high posts. The marble has some old repair work to the right hand side lower panel, and the left hand side upper panel. The front lower panel has some light cracks but the marble is solid and has a good colour and ploish. The dial is also in excellent condition, stunning fresh silvering and lettering. 

   
Honoré Pons clockmaker's mark on the movement backplate and signed to the dial

Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.

*Listed in AUD, UKP and USD, please see our store for your prefered currency*.

Dimensions of clock:

inches

Height 30", Width 16 1/4", Depth 8 1/4"

 

centimetres

Height 76 cm, Width 41.5 cm, Depth 21 cm

About us - All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. 

Click the movie player below to see the this actual clock run -
(large file, may take a moment to start).


International Shipping is no problem - fully insured

UK postage by courier will be £Free

International shipping to USA and Europe will be £345 by Air with insurance.

Rest of the world including Australia and Far East will be £495

  We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier.
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