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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND VERDE ANTICO CHARIOT MANTEL CLOCK

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND VERDE ANTICO CHARIOT MANTEL CLOCK
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The case modelled with Cupid riding a stallion-drawn chariot, the white enamel circular dial inscribed with Roman chapters, above a rectangular moulded verde marble plinth mounted with Love attributes, on paw feet with paper label inscribed 'Delvaux/109/28035'
    15¼ in. (38.5 cm.) high; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) wide; 5 in. (13 cm.) deep


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    This famed model of clock, featuring Cupid riding Apollo's chariot, above a plinth embellished with a bas-relief with love attributes, is generally described as 'pendule au char de l'Amour'.
    Among related clocks, a chariot clock, formerly the property of the Earls of Nottingham and Winchilsea, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 15 November 2001, lot 3. Further related chariot clocks are illustrated in E. Neiheuser, French Bronze Clocks, 1700-1830, Atglen, 1999, p. 240, n. 910, and in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de La Pendule Française, Paris, 1997, p. 417.

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