An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century

An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century

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Offered by Toebosch Antiques



An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century An exceptionally rare French gilt and patinated bronze night projection timepiece, by Bofenshen, Paris, early 19th century

the urn shaped case surmounted by a seated eagle over a tapering body to a foliate-cast lower section and circular socle mounted on a rectangular plinth applied with a cherub on clouds with a burning torch, set to the sides with a pair of winged female scroll handles, the signed three inch white enamel dial with outer minute track with Arabic quarters enclosing delicate Roman hour numerals, a subsidiary arc for regulation and a pair of blued steel moon hands, all within a cast oak leaf bezel, the movement wound from the front and set to the rear with a concave Arabic dial and hands that project the correct time through a lens mounted to the rear.

Bofenschein is listed as working in Paris from 1807-1813.

Night clocks allowed the owner to see the time in the dark - not only useful on waking in the middle of the night, but also more generally in the darker winter evenings. The current clock has been converted to use a small light bulb and battery set-up.

Signature
Bofenshen, Paris
Reference
100-448
Sizes
55 cm

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Toebosch Antiques

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 68-3
1017 DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 53 211 641
+31 (0)6 53 211 641
http://www.toeboschantiques.com/

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