- Period: 1900 / 1920
- Country of Origin:Belgium
- Weight:12 Kg
- Number of components:1
- Style:Art nouveau
- Materials:steal, Bronz, gold Bronz, brass, Ivory
Bronze Art Nouveau clock with gold patina ornamented with two hippopotamus tusks. It is flanked by two ornaments arranged in contrario forming an ivory crone of plenty (elephant tusks), typical of the 1900 Belgian Art Nouveau era under the reign of Leopold II. The presence of original labels in the defenses "Fabrique Albert Leroy" (see image) authenticates this one. The Albert Leroy Factory was specialized in the sale of art objects in mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory and had 2 signs, one located in Brussels, the other in Ostend, this in the 1900s.
This type of clock is often attributed (to trod) to Victor Horta (see pictures) but could look like the work of Fernand Dubois.
Floral base "whiplash", also reminiscent of the style of Henry Van de Velde.
Dimensions of the fittings: 67 x 50 x 27cm
Dimension of the clock 55 x 41 x 22cm
In very good condition.
To note, it misses the pendulum of the clock, movement of Paris, typical 1900.