An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800

An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800

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Offered by Toebosch Antiques



An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800 An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800 An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800 An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800 An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800 An unusual French ‘Directoire' gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock with young Arab on mule, circa 1800

This beautifully made, high quality clock reflects the idea of ‘au bon Sauvage’ popular at the end of the 18th century.
Round enamel dial with Roman hour and minute numerals and Arabic quarters, ‘Directoire’ gilded pierced hands. The eight day movement with anchor escapement, silk thread suspension, striking on the hour and half hours with outside count wheel. The rectangular base decorated with a charming frieze with romantic motifs. The rich, well dressed Arab rider sits astride a ceremonially decorated mule with an engraved breastplate.

Period
‘Directoire'
Reference
100-666
Sizes
40 x 27 x 12 cm

Offered by

Toebosch Antiques

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 68-3
1017 DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 53 211 641
+31 (0)6 53 211 641
http://www.toeboschantiques.com/

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