Extremely Rare and Important, "Royer a Paris" Musical clock

Extremely Rare and Important, "Royer a Paris" Musical clock

Price: € 110000

Offered by Toebosch Antiques



Extremely Rare and Important, "Royer a Paris" Musical clock Extremely Rare and Important, "Royer a Paris" Musical clock Extremely Rare and Important, "Royer a Paris" Musical clock

An extremely rare and important splendid Louis XV bronze pendulum clock “Pendule au Sanglier”, with half hour/hour self strike and musical movement with 9 tunes that activates on the hour and can also be activated manually
Case: ormulu and patinated bronze, ebonized wood. Naturalistic sculpture of a wild boar, patinated bronze; on its back it carries a drum-shaped clock with volutes, acanthus and oak leaf garlands and a vase on top. High wooden base housing the musical movement, ebonized, oval form on six toupie feet; front with oak leaf ormulu mountings; central sound holes with open work brass grilles and red silk lining on all sides. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, signed, pierced, engraved, gilt hands. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, gilt, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8 day-movement,
verge escapament, count wheel, silk suspended short pendulum. Musical movement: heavy rectangular brass movement with chain/fusee and governor, pinned brass barrel, 14 bells, 19 hammers.
 
The wild boar motif for a “Pendule au Sanglier” is extremely unusual and was hardly ever produced. We know of only about 10 similar examples from the Louis XV period. 
Reference
100-517
Sizes
67 x 28 x 15 cm

Offered by

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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