ABS29 French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes'

ABS29 French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes'

Price: € 8750

Offered by Van Brug Collection



ABS29 French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes' ABS29 French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes' ABS29 French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes' ABS29 French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes' ABS29 French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes'

Very rare French gilt bronze mantel clock, with a gilt statue of 'Mercury/Hermes' Roman/Greek god of trades and thieves, member of the 'Au bon Sauvage' familie, further identical to 'Au Matelot'.
Directoire, ca 1795.

Movement duration eight days and striking on a bell. The accessories and the scenes in the base represent the naval trade. Fire gilt bronze. Original guilding. HxBxD ca 38x31x11 cm. Pictures before cleaning available. 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 343 in the Encyclopédie de La Pendule Francaise, Pierre Kjelberg, and pages 142/143 of Die Französische Bronzeuhr, Elke Niehüser.

Origin
France
Period
1795
Reference
100-134
Sizes
38 x 31 x 11 cm

Offered by

Van Brug Collection

Hoofdstraat 35
8162 AB Epe
The Netherlands

+31 (0)612966627
http://www.vanbrugcollection.eu

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