A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche Fabrégé à Montpellier

A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche Fabrégé à Montpellier

Price: € 7800

Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche Fabrégé à Montpellier A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche Fabrégé à Montpellier A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche Fabrégé à Montpellier A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche Fabrégé à Montpellier

A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche. Signed Fabrégé à Montpellier. Fire gilded bronze case. Depiction of the much-discussed 18th century theme: Amor & Psyche.

Description

A French Charles X mantel clock Amor & Psyche. Signed Fabrégé à Montpellier.

Dial

9.6 cm dial with an enamelled chapter ring with a ormolu flower center. An hour and minute hand with Empire blued steel hands.

Movement

8-day spring-powered movement with anchor escapement and pendulum with silk suspension. Half hour hardware work by means of a locking disc.

Housing

Fire gilded bronze case. Depiction of much-discussed 18th century theme: In contrast to Amor's scandalous acts, he is voluntarily robbed of his weapons and the young woman takes the love arrows off and receives a garland of flowers for this. The young woman supports herself on a stick and can thus confirm her loyalty and friendship as a person. However, she is also Psyche, who marries Amor after many adventures and hereby promises her eternal loyalty. Two turtling doves appear under the arms of both lovers, confirming the love couple with this. In the base we see on a plaque the famous love couple Amor and psyche in a landscape. Again, the attributes of friendship and loyalty are depicted here. Next to Psyche stands a tree trunk wrapped in flowers and at their feet lies a dog, which also reflects the symbol of rope.


 

Origin
France
Period
Around: 1824-1830, periode Charles X
Material
Bronze, Gilded bronze
Signature
Fabrégé à Montpellier
Reference
100-5
Sizes
44 x 34.5 x 12 cm

Offered by

Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks

't Hofke 28
5374 HE Schaijk
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 51 169 169
http://www.clocksantique.nl

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