A Louis XVI fire gilded and patinated bronze and marble mantel clock 'Pendule à l’étude', circa 1785.
With enamelled dial with fine flower garlands and signed Coteau, a famous enamel painter-emailleur, a drum-shaped clockcase below an eagle, with a central emblem: depicting two putti and two women warming them self by a fire torch, symbol of love aspects. The clockcase is flanked by a seated male and female figure reading and writing: the study. 8 day movement and striking hour and half hour on a bell, silk suspended pendulum, central date indication on the dial. The sculpture designers are Francois Remond (1747-1812) and Louis Simon (1743-1809). A design that was well appreciated. HxWxD: 56x65x17 cm.. Price € 22.500,--
Pierre Kjellberg , Encyclopédie de la pendule française, page 260 – 261.
Elke Niehüser, Die Französische Bronzeuhr, page 26.
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