A large French late 19th century gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock
Lot 136
A large French late 19th century gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock
Sold for £5,400 (US$ 8,468) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large French late 19th century gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock
the circular dial with enamel Roman numerals flanked to each side by a floral garland, above an elephant and surmounted by a Cupid resting on a shell, on a naturalistic base and scrolling feet, the movement numbered 732, 61cm wide, 37cm deep, 95cm high (24" wide, 14.5" deep, 37" high).

Footnotes

  • Clocks with animals were highly successful during the reign of Louis XV. Some 18th century models can be seen with a rhinoceros, dromedary, bull or elephant. The pendule à l'éléphant is the most famous example, attributed to the bronzier Jean Joseph de Saint Germain. On some models the dial is surmounted by a Chinese figure, an Indian or a cherub as the present lot.

    For these so-called ménagerie clocks see: E. Niehüser, French bronze clocks: 1700-1830, 1999, pp.238-240.
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