A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock - Claude Galle

A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock

Claude Galle ( France 1759 - 1815 )
Price: € 15000

Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock - Claude Galle A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock - Claude Galle A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock - Claude Galle A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock - Claude Galle A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock - Claude Galle

A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock.The fire-gilded and patinated case was designed by the famous Bronzier Claude Galle

Description

A French Empire ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock stylistically Claude Galle

Dial

The 8.7 cm enamelled dial has a Roman numeral surrounded by a minute ring and has blued steel Empire hands.

Movement

The platinum movement has a running time of eight days and must therefore be wound once a week. It has an anchor escapement and a silk suspension pendulum. It strikes a bell for whole and half hours by means of a locking disc.

Housing

The fire-gilded and patinated case was designed by the famous Bronzier Claude Galle. The vase in which the timepiece is placed is crowned by a whetstone on which Amor sharpenes his love arrows and Venus pours water over the whetstone. From the vase arises Amor and Venus and is supported with palm leaves on a square base supported by 4 fire-gilded legs.

Maker
Claude Galle
Origin
France
Period
Around 1810, Empire
Material
Bronze, Gilded bronze
Reference
100-6
Sizes
43 x 16 x 16 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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