1850 Bronze 30cm Female Figurine Marble Working Clock ETHERIDGE ELLIS Norwich

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller antique-style-furniture (122) 100%, Location: Newquay, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183154394785 A nice example of an Antique solid Bronze FigurineNew photos to followHeight of figure 30cmTotal height: 54cmWidth: 20.5cmDepth: 17.5cmClock was serviced over 10 years ago and has been stored sincePendulum swings clearly and there is a lovely tickWe have wound the clock and it ticks nicely and seems to be keeping good timeA lovely tune on the hour and half hourPlease assume it will need a good serviceWe have not cleaned the clock other than dusting so it still has its original patinaVery heavy clock at just over 11kgPendulem includedFigurine seems to be in the Grand Tour style and we assume originates from from France or ItalyBeautiful marble intricately placed within what appears to be slate and marbleThe condition is very good with only a few very minor chips to the slateThe clock workings appear to be held in place with replaced screwsAt present the figure is loose as one tiny nut is missing inside but would be easy to replacePlease ask any questions especially about condition as this is an antique itemFollowing some research the clock appears to be from the mid 1800's as the business closed downHere are some interesting results of our search -ETHERIDGE AND ELLIS 10, Market Place, Norwich At the corner of Davey Place, in the Market-place, and leading to the castle, the visitor to Norwich will surely notice the beautifully furnished shop of the eminent firm of Messrs. Etheridge And Ellis, Gold And Silversmiths, Electro Platers, Jewellers, And Watch-makers, Established 1769. The successors to G. & W.E. Etheridge This business has been conducted on " progressive " principles, marching well with the times, and always furnished with a stock that may well defy competition. Messrs. Etheridge and Ellis have attained the position they occupy by the care and attention they have bestowed on the production of their articles, the sterling value of the material worked, and the excellent taste displayed in the design and ornamentation of the various objects produced by them. To exercise taste within ordinary limits is a matter within the compass of most men; but when we consider that pure gems must be set with exquisite taste, and with due regard to effect, the difficulty is proportionably increased. A diamond of the finest lustre may be dimmed by injudicious setting; or where enamelling is introduced, the colour may be wrong, or the material itself faulty. The lightness of filagree work in gold or silver, by a badly-selected design, may fail in conveying an idea of its great delicacy. Even in the colouring of gold, it is well to select such stones or gems for setting as will harmonize therewith. In the examination of the contents of the stock of Messrs. Etheridge and Ellis, we found an assemblage of Rings of the most valuable kinds, in which well-set Diamonds of the purest water contrasted with the deep rich hues of the Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Emerald, Amethyst, and the Iridescent Opal; Bracelets, the most flexible, and of the most elaborate patterns in bright and coloured gold, set with gems; Cameos, copied from classic subjects in Ancient Art, artistically cut, with most ornate and exquisite settings, converted into Brooches; also Knot Brooches, set with stones, and Pendant Brooches; Necklets, Pearl set, or studded with Garnets; Ear-Rings, with pendants of Aquamarine or Carbuncle; Onyx Sleeve Links, Studs, Collar and Vest Buttons en suite; even Gold Thimbles, set with Rubies and Emeralds, or tastefully Enamelled. The above-named will give an idea of the class of articles in gold constantly in stock. The several articles enumerated are equally distinguished by careful finish and brilliancy of surface. In many examples is introduced exceedingly good engraving in various styles, as floral, geometric, and very nice designs executed by means of engine-turning. Gold has ever been chosen as the representative of wealth and magnificence. Sacred history tells that, wherever costly offerings were to be made, gold was the metal in which the value of the offering was to be expressed. Gold, "molten, graven, and hammered," was selected for the adornment of the Temple, of the ark of the covenant, and for the vessels in use for sacred purposes, by the Jews of old; Gold is the metal which, in circlet or crown, on kingly or queenly brow, is the distinguishing emblem of royalty; "untold gold" is ever accepted as an assurance of wealth on the part of its possessor; "Good as gold" expresses ideas of moral excellence; Gold adds to the charms of natural beauty when, in the form of chain, brooch, or bracelet, it encircles the neck, rests on the bosom, or embraces the gracefully-rounded wrist or arm of the fair; Gold, in cups and salvers, and in the thousand forms which genius and art can give to it, ever indicates the idea that the possessor is one of the favoured few. Bootless would it be to enumerate the varied uses to which gold has been applied, from the simple hoop of gold, indicative of the estate of "holy matrimony," through the whole circle of golden things which embraces within its limits jewellery, bijouterie, and articles of vertu, down to the auriferous leg of "Miss Kielmansegg "— "All sterling metal—not half and half; The goldsmith's mark was stamped on the calf; 'Twas pure as from Mexican barter. And to make it more costly, just over the knee, Where another ligature used to be, Was a circle of jewels, worth shillings to see— A new-fangled Badge of the Garter!" Valuable, however, as gold is intrinsically, it has been rendered doubly valuable by the art and genius exercised upon it by the art-workmen of all ages. The jeweller now makes for the million; and though it may be said that the gold-worker's art is not now a craft but a manufacture, let us not regret, but rather rejoice in this, and all the more, that with us a taste for a better class of jewellery is rapidly being developed, until it may be said with truth that the producer who has succeeded most completely in realizing the production of articles of a better class and taste is now the most successful in commanding a market. But the attention of this firm is not entirely confined to the production of articles in Gold. In a peculiar class of Silver goods they are very successful: they produce the most presentable of little cases for "little people," containing each a spoon, fork, knife, and cup, nicely engraved; Communion Services, Card-cases and Tablets, Snuff-boxes, Dram Bottles, Inkstands, Cigar-cases, Muffineers, Toast-racks, Fish and Cake Knives, Napkin Rings, Corals and Bells, Grape Scissors, Sugar Tongs, Ornamental Labels for Spirit and Wine Decanters, Salts, Mustard Dishes, &c. Their stock is also well replete with every novelty in Silver Electro-plate, and they hold the sole agency for Norwich of Elkington, Polson, and Co.'s manufactures. To the jobbing departments, either of the most delicate watchwork or jewellery, they have paid particular attention, and by keeping the best, and first-class workmen, are enabled to execute all repairs with cheapness, and dispatch. Source: The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Eastern Railway - George Measom - 1865 Product: Figurine/Statue, Age: 1800-1849, Maker: ETHERIDGE AND ELLIS 10, Market Place, Norwich, Weight: 11kg +, Original/Repro: Original, Style/Period: Georgian

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