A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock

A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock

Price: € 18500

Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock

A French fire gilt bronze Louis Seize mantel clock signed 'Thiéry à Paris' The black console is supported by fire-gilded round legs.

Description

A French ormolu bronze Louis Seize mantel clock "Thiéry à Paris"

Dial

The Convex dial with beautiful enamel work has Roman hour numerals surrounded by a minute division and Arabic minute numerals. This is completely bordered with blue enamel, towards the center also blue enamel surrounded by gold colored enamel stars. Signed on the dial: "Thiéry à Paris". Fire gilded bronze Fleur de Lys hands.

Movement

Eight-day spring-driven anchor movement, has a pendulum with silk suspension. Bell percussion in full the whole hour and once every half hour by means of a locking disc. Above twelve an arbre for fine regulation.

Housing

The black console is supported by fire-gilded round legs. In the center a frieze with playing putti and a lion, the whole edged with appliques and pearl edges. The cherubim, each seated on a stand, carry the clockwork that is crowned by Bacchante: A female figure with a wine stem. An allegory of fertility and joie de vivre. The drapery of the stretcher depicts a cadudeus, a so-called Mercury fabric.

Origin
France, Paris
Period
Around 1780, Louis XVI
Material
Bronze, Gilded bronze, enamel
Signature
Thiéry à Paris
Reference
100-9
Sizes
52 x 39.5 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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