French three-piece Neoclassical clock garniture set. Mantel clock with gilt metal flower basket pendulum and gilt finial modeled as birds in a wreath, the works marked Societe Clusienne S.C.A.P.H. Cluses; enameled circular dial enclosed in a Neoclassical style variegated green marble pavilion with columns and gilt metal mounts, supported on a circular plinth base having a gilt metal band of Classical Greek figural decoration; together with pair of similarly styled marble and gilt metal garniture potpourri urns having pierced lids. Clock – 16 1/2" H overall x 8 7/8" dia. base. Vases – 12 1/4" H x 3 3/4" dia. base. French, early 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the SouthÕs most prestigious charity events – the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of NashvilleÕs Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nationÕs longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castleÕs roof. CONDITION: Clock works not tested for functionality. One vase slightly tilted with broken marble edge with missing piece, partially present. Urn lids sealed.
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