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A well modelled french elephant clock. the elephant, set upon a naturalistic rococco base of louis xvth style, has his trunk raised ( a sign of good luck). the clock housing is in the form of a houda and perched upon the top is a cuoid figure blowing a shell horn. the movement has bezels front and back and the gilt bronze dial has 24 separate cartouches for the hours and minutes. the cartouches are of enamel on copper, the hands are of blued steel and very well shaped. the movement is of 8 day duration, striking the hours and halves on a bell. the patination of the elephant is original but the gilt parts have been re-gilded as there was no gilding remaining. circa 1880. 17 inches high by 13 inches wide by 6 inches deep ( 42.5 cms by 32.5 cms by 15 cms).