French Mantle Clock Garniture in the Louis XVI Manner
A French Mantle Clock Garniture in the Louis XVI Manner
Constructed in gilt bronze, and decorated with champlevé enamel; the candelabras have toupie feet supporting the shaped circular bases, on which winged cherubs hold two armed candle arms aloft; the shaped elliptical form clock has conforming feet, with two cherubs supporting the circular case, capped with an acorn finial and a pair of flambeaux; the chapter ring in bronze, with the hours delineated in Roman numerals, the two train, 8 day movement striking the hours on a bell, and bearing the retailers Theodore B Starr of New York details.
French, Circa 1880
Clock: H: 13 in / 33 cmW: 7 in / 18 cmD: 4 in / 10 cm
Candelabra: H: 10 in / 26 cmW: 5 in / 13 cmD: 3.5 in / 9 cm
Listed in the 1875 Brooklyn New York census as a jeweller, he worked from 1877 to 1900 in New York City NY as THEODORE B. STARR & Co, with a shop at 206 Fifth Avenue. The firm was the exclusive retail outlet for Gorham silver in New York until 1884.