A French Empire patinated and gilt bronze Egyptian Revival wall clock with calendar the movement by Jean-François DeBelle, Paris, circa 1800
Lot 4145
A French Empire patinated and gilt-bronze Egyptian Revival wall clock with calendar
The movement by Jean-François DeBelle, Paris
Circa 1800
Sold for US$ 18,300 inc. premium
Lot Details
A French Empire patinated and gilt-bronze Egyptian Revival wall clock with calendar
The movement by Jean-François DeBelle, Paris
Circa 1800
In the form of a partially draped female figure holding a casket and standing on a scroll bracket, white enamel dial with date indications outside the roman chapter ring, gilt hands, the movement with anchor escapement and thread suspended pendulum, striking the hour and half hour on a bell by means of a count wheel.
height 26in (66cm); width 6in (15cm); depth 5 1/2in (12cm)

Footnotes

  • The design source for this clock is a series of etchings published in Rome in 1769 by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. All the elements of the several extant versions of this clock appear in a design for a chimneypiece in the Egyptian style. The clocks are generally attributed to Antoine-André Ravrio.
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