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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 382

    AN EMPIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU PENDULE AU BON SAUVAGE 'AU MATELOT'

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EMPIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU PENDULE AU BON SAUVAGE 'AU MATELOT'
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The case and figure modelled with marine attributes, the plinth with relief panel depicting cherubs engaged in trade, the wheelbarrow numbered 38, on barrel feet, the white enamel Roman dial signed à Paris, ormolu hands, the eight day twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell; pendulum
    37.5 cm. high


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    A clock of similar design is illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, L'Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française, Paris, 1997, p. 343, fig. A.
    Tardy, French Clocks, Part Two, Paris, 1981, p. 250
    The present model is close to a design of August 1808, submitted under the name Michel (archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris).

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