Very rare French gilt bronze mantel clock, member of the 'Au bon Sauvage' familie 'Au Chasseur Amérindien'.
Directoire, ca 1795.
Movement duration eight days and striking on a bell. The scene in the base represents the cotton trade. Fire gilt bronze. Original guilding. In the short Directoire period several clocks were made with African and exotique elements. The serie was named ‘Au bon Sauvage’ and ‘Au Palmier’.
A similar clock is printed on page 354 in the Encyclopédie de La Pendule Francaise, Pierre Kjelberg, and page 159 of Die Französische Bronzeuhr, Elke Niehüser.
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