Antique Atelier Juvenia Dore Bronze Clock Miniature Of Diana Huntress By Dumas
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Antique Atelier Juvenia Dore Bronze Clock Miniature Of Diana Huntress By Dumas :
Item No. 7952r
THIS IS AN ANTIQUE, PREVIOUSLY-OWNED ITEM ... it has many losses including missing most of the original gilt which covered the bronze, missing the key, missing the glass or lens, missing the hour hand; plus we have not opened the case to examine the works. Additinally, the stand is missing, the numeral disk enamel has losses, and the rose colored background is soiled.
Do not give up on this one-time gorgeous old piece; it can be restored if one is willing to give it the attention and/or professional help. The pink background is painted and can be over-painted to appear new; a steady hand can restore the numerals; the painting can be professionally cleaned (or left as is); a key can be located; the works can be cleaned; a beveled pressure-fitted glass can be made. Phew!
This IS a lovely old piece. We purchased it for the original miniature painting, signed "Dumas," of Diana the Huntress running in the forest, carrying her bow and arrows, and being followed by a small animal. Not being "clock people," we envisioned this framed, with both the front and back exposed for viewing simply in its present condition.
The case is bronze, with writings on the verso . . . engraved script "Atelier Juvenia," beneath that, "A La Chaux De Fonds (Suisse), Et a Paris, Fab. Suisse, Metal Dore DG, Juvenia Mfg., Swiss." Impressed near the center lower edge, "16714 1653 2116," and finally, a gilt bronze plate attached with the tiniest screws ... "O. Fresard, Lucerne."
It measures about 4" x 4-5/8" including the top piece. Frame thickness is about 3/8". [Our research has surfaced a quite similar clock which sold in 2010 (when the economy was much more depressed), which sold for $377; please see the last photo for a photo this clock]
A fabulous find for the clock collector or art miniature enthusiast. $16 US Insured Shipping.[to see similar items, please visit the utopiafound 'STORE' and use our convenient left-hand category list]
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