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The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of mercuric nitrate is applied to a piece of copper, brass, or bronze; followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item is then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury vaporizes and the gold remains, adhering to the metal object.




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A later substitute of a mixture of metals resembling ormolu was developed in France and called pomponne, though the mix of copper and zinc, sometimes with an addition of tin, is technically a type of brass. From the 19th century the term has been popularized to refer to gilt metal or imitation gold.[2]


Since 1912, M.S. Rau has been recognized as a leader in the antiques industry and today our collections of rare silver, furniture, clocks, porcelain, glass and objets d'art are second to none. Our commitment to curating the. . .


There are so many different types of clock to consider, in so many different styles, that it is important to consider different periods when buying a new timepiece. French clocks from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, known as the Louis XIV (1643-1715) and Régence periods (1715-1723) respectively, tend to be grand in style and made on a theatrical scale.


For instance, the long case clock, or régulateur, below, was made by the French designer André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732), a cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, and is typical of the baroque taste at the time.


During the following Empire Period (roughly 1800-1815), and in the time of the restoration of the monarchy during the 1820s, there was a greater emphasis on the narrative quality of figurative sculpture on clocks. The figures on the clock below represent a scene from the story of Hector in the Trojan wars.


Christie's will often have particularly complex movements vetted by specialist clock restorers to reassure any bidders that the parts of the movement are accurately described, although for understandable reasons, their working condition can't be guaranteed, adds Strafford.


The clock shown above was supplied to Louis Bonaparte and his wife Hortense, and is an excellent example of the importance of provenance. Not only is it a combination of work by top horologists of the period, it also showcases the very best in biscuit porcelain.


This is a late 19th-century ormolu and porcelain-mounted clock. It features a painted dial above a courting couple scene. The clock is mounted with a Krater vase and raised on a stepped porcelain-mounted base.


Empire period Ormolu Clock "the Liseuse" after a model of Jean-André REICHE (1752-1817). bronzes attributed to Claude Galle. (The close collaboration between Reiche and Galle is attested in the archives.) Dial signed of Grand Girard. Movement with complications ringing hours, half-hours and quarters of hours. Wire suspension. France, circa 1810.This pendulum called "la liseuse" shows a young woman sitting at a luxurious desk reading books. A whole symbolism of learning appears here : the youth of the young woman, fully disposed to acquire new knowledge when the oil lamp is a figure of light and prudence. The circular dial takes place in the center of the table.This pendulum model has its source in a drawing of Jean-André Reiche published in 1806. It was a considerable success because it holds perfectly the great aesthetic canons of the Empire, borrow rigor, wisdom and measurement. The staging, the precision and care in finishes is amazing. An identical clock signed Bailly was delivered in 1806 to Fontainebleau Palace. (clocks and bronzes entered [at Fontainebleau] under the first Empire Jean Pierre Samoyault, figure 15 page 58). Given the success of this model, variants were made. This type of pendulum is also represented in the reference book Encyclopedia of the French clocks by Pierre KJELLBERG, Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1997, p. 398.Our clock, in addition to its complication movement, is an extremely rare variant where the lady is on the right instead of being on the left as the usual model.Very good condition, superb gilding mercury matte and shiny very fresh without any wear Marble intact. two small rosettes on the base of the oil lamp are missing (2 present on the 4) Movement revised by our watchmaker The clock works and sounds the hours, quarters and half.The alamr clock function requires the replacement of a wheel.Height 33cmLength 29cmDepth 14cm


A pair of Louis XVI style ormolu and white marble figural six-light candelabra. Late 19th century.Each modeled as aputto supporting a floral-garlanded vase issuing acanthus-sheathed scrolled branches, on laurel-cast base, shaped plinth and tapering foliate-cast feet, now mounted as lamps.


The Doctor kept the ormolu clock in the TARDIS console room, primarily during his first incarnation. (TV: An Unearthly Child, The Edge of Destruction, The Time Meddler, PROSE: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, Doctor Who and the Crusaders, The Eleventh Tiger, The Chase) Its time pattern had no meaning, and was kept in the ship purely for decoration. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Crusaders)


When the fast return switch became stuck, the TARDIS attempted to warn her crew of the danger by melting the face of the ormolu clock, indicating that time was being taken away from them. (TV: The Edge of Destruction)


At some point the Doctor stopped keeping the ormolu clock in the TARDIS console room, but started doing so again in his sixth and seventh incarnations. (PROSE: State of Change, Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible, White Darkness, Shadowmind, The Death of Art)


The term "ormolu" was never used to describe the clock on-screen, only in prose works, beginning with Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks. In that novelisation the word is misspelled "ormulu", but it is spelled correctly in every other book except for The Gallifrey Chronicles, its final appearance.


Many modern devices such as smartphones and computers no longer require any input from us to change the clock back, they do it themselves with digital wizardry. How many clocks in your home did you have to wind back an hour?


Sotheby?s (London)James Bond?s Walther gun used by Sean ConneryAuction Date: December 12Estimate: $160,370-240,555Sotheby?s of London will be auctioning off the famous pistol Sean Connery used in promotion pictures for his James Bond films. The Walther air pistol, LP Model 53 comes with the manufacturer?s case, as well as letter of provenance from the original owner, and photograph of Connery with the pistol. The shots with the gun were used in promotion for From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice. www.Sothebys.comWeschler?sLouis XV Style Ormolu Mantel Clock, late 19th centuryAuction Date: December 7Estimate: $300-500This mantel clock will be auctioned off by Weschler?s on December 6 at 10:00 a.m. The Ormolu mantel clock has a two-train movement, striking a bell on the hour and half-hour. The movement is stamped ?C Detouche F?seur de L?Empereur? and is 16 inches in height. www.Weschlers.com


TOMPION CLOCK A MAGNIFICENT and very rare ormolu-mounted red turtleshell grande-sonnerie table clock, 31in high, made by Thomas Tompion in 1708 is estimated to sell for 600,000-900,000 at Sotheby's on June 19.


TOMPION CLOCK A MAGNIFICENT and very rare ormolu-mounted red turtleshell grande-sonnerie table clock, 31in high, made by Thomas Tompion in 1708 is estimated to sell for 600,000-900,000 at Sotheby's on June 19.


Although the master clocksmith made thirteen grande-sonnerie spring clocks, only four of them are housed in red turtleshell cases with ormolu mounts. This example was made during the partnership of Thomas Tompion and Edward Banger.


Grande-sonnerie spring clocks striking the full twelve hours and running for a week are extremely rare from this early period. A conventional hour striking clock will sound the bell 1,248 times during the course of eight days, but a grande-sonnerie clock is required to made the greatly increased number of 4,992 strokes. 041b061a72


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