Porcelain cathedral form mantel clock with a light green ground and gilt highlights. The clock face set above faux stained glass windows and the arched doorway painted with a foreground and cathedral in the distance, set on a rectangular base with an imitation marble and geometric floral band design. ca. 1830. French. Dagoty, maker. Maker’s marks: Iron-red stenciled mark “ Ancienne Maison Dagoty / Ed. Honore A Paris / 4 Boulevard Poissoniere” to the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/mantel-clocks/gothic-revival-dagoty-honore-porcelain-cathedral-form-mantel-clock/id-f_5046143/?gclid=CjwKCAiAsaOBBhA4EiwAo0_AnKUJiOv6z-XjYr5BJwIIo9jC583u7IvpOTr1OinJQC1S_ZkGejOFHxoCBz8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds .
Large gilt brass bracket or mantel clock, the case, with engraved floral decoration and applied colored cabochon jewel mounts, encloses a gilt 7″ Roman dial with a finely scroll engraved center and an eight day spring driven movement with anchor escapement chiming the quarters on a nest of two bells. ca. 1870. Gothic Revival. French. The movement having been made in Saint Nicolas d’ Aliermont, by Pierre-Honoré-César Pons and then finished by the Parisian Clock maker, Louis Achille Brocot. Retailed by Hall and Company, Manchester, England. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/mantel-clocks/large-19th-century-french-gothic-revival-mantel-clock/id-f_11810171/.
Gilt shelf clock in the form of the west facade of Reims Cathedral. The case of finely detailed cast and fire gilt bronze. The dial of twelve porcelain Roman numeral chapters is in the rose window opening. Blued steel sunburst hands, spring-powered, eight-day time and strike movement that has a silk thread suspension and external count-wheel, the gong mounted in the inlaid wooden plinth being controlled by the movement. ca. 1835. Gothic Revival. French. Maker’s marks: strike movement marked “Cailly Freres”. Image © 2021 Bidsquare Inc. and Skinner Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/skinner/gilt-reims-cathedral-form-shelf-clock-93474
Gilt Reims Cathedral-form Shelf Clock
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Dragon or basilisk brooch, a basilisk being a mythological winged creature with large toes and a long, thin tail. Gothic Revival. Gold, diamonds and garnet. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Around-1850-Dragon-Brooch-in-Gold-Diamonds-Garnet-Basilisk-Gothic-Revival-/122656641726
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Title plate from the souvenir folio “Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1850, London, Lloyd Bros. & Company, Sept 1st 1851.” Depicts a dome from Coalbrookdale and statue of William Shakespeare sculpted by John Bell. 1851. Published in Great Britain. In the public domain due to age. via https://babylonbaroque.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/the-great-exhibition-1851/
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“Eighth Frontispiece. Gothic design concept. Batty and Thomas Langley, inventors and sculptors, 1741.” Plate XXIV, page 63 from “Ancient Architecture, restored and improved by a great variety of grand and usefull designs, entirely new, in the Gothick Mode, for the ornamenting of buildings and gardens,” written by the Langleys and published in London in 1742. Collection of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. Public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t0ns4cg1f&view=1up&seq=63
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Brise fan in a Gothic Revival style. ca. 1830. Probably made in England. Gilt metal, ribbon, spangles, pigment, and horn. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/clevelandart-1916.329-brise-fan-gothic-rev