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A Mantle Clock in the Louis XV Manner

H: 22 in / 56 cm  |  W: 26.5 in / 67 cm  |  D: 7.5 in / 19 cm

Description

Constructed in white Carrara marble and gilt bronze; the rectangular form base having bowed ends, rises from gilt toupie feet, and has opposed gilt sphinxes and gilt bronze foliate mounts to the facia; the two train clock, with an eight day movement, numbered ‘4522’on the backplate and marked ‘Made in France’, strikes the hours on a bell; the circular enamel face depicts the hours in Arabic numerals and is flanked by addorsed putti holding trumpets, with musical instruments at hand, including a tambourine, Pan pipes and a thyrsus; atop, a third putti wields cymbals.
French, Circa 1890

Literature

This model, created by Pierre-Philippe Thomire ( 1751-1843) is recorded in Pierre Kjellberg’s ‘ Encyclopedia de la Pendule Français’ published by Editions de ‘Amateur on pp 259.

REF No. 8426

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