AN EMPIRE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK 'AU CHARIOT'
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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK 'AU CHARIOT'

L. MALLET, PARIS. EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK 'AU CHARIOT'
L. MALLET, PARIS. EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The circular bronze dial with white enamel Roman chapterring shaped as a wheel, signed L. Mallet AParis, surmounted by Minerva and Diomede on a chariot driven by stallions, on a rectangular base with four fasces-form feet, the eight-day twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell
45 cm. high x 50 cm. wide
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Please note that this lot is illustrated as lot 152 in the printed catalogue.

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Lot Essay

A comparable design for this pendule au chariot was made by Reiche in 1807. Reiche's original designs for this clock are in the Bibliothéque Nationale de Paris. There are many known surviving models, including one at Malmaison.
A nearly identical clock is illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, L'Encyclopedie de la Pendule Francaise, Paris 1997, p. 417., ill. D.
Tardy, French Clocks, Volume II, Paris 1981, p. 279.
A closely related clock was sold Christie's Amsterdam, sale 2730, 20 December 2006, lot 104 and sale 2868, 4 October 2011, lot 607.

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