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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE STRIKING CHARIOT MANTEL CLOCK: 'PENDULE AU CHAR DE L'AMOUR'
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE STRIKING CHARIOT MANTEL CLOCK: 'PENDULE AU CHAR DE L'AMOUR'

CIRCA 1815

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE STRIKING CHARIOT MANTEL CLOCK: 'PENDULE AU CHAR DE L'AMOUR'
CIRCA 1815
The case modeled with Cupid in a chariot drawn by spaniels, the D-ended plinth cast in relief with putti to the front and with fountains to the sides, on six paw feet, the white enamel dial with steel hands, with twin barrel movement with silk suspension for anchor escapement, countwheel strike on bell; pendulum, key, ebonized later stand
17¼ in. (44 cm.) high, 20 in. (51 cm.) wide, 6¼ in. (15. 5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 12 April 1980, lot 83.

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Lot Essay

A clock of virtually identical model with spaniels leading a chariot, representing Fidelity, is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, Paris, 1997, p. 418, pl. C.

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