A rare Louis XVI pendule à cadran tournant gilt and patinated bronze figural mantel clock
by Caquerelle, Paris
surmounted by the gilt figure of Cupid seated upon the blue orb with applied gilt symbols of the zodiac over the signed concentric enamel annular Arabic and Roman minute and hour dials, raised upon billowing clouds bordering the seated figure of Minerva, flanked by the figure of Cupid and an attendant putto holding a shield, the scene bordered by a pair of Chinese bronze vases with lion mask handles beneath applied finials, each modelled with fruit, flowers and foliage, raised on a white marble break front base with applied gilt foliate panels, the twin train movement concealed beneath a panel to the reverse of the case below the dials, with silk suspension and outside countwheel strike on a bell, connected to the dials via an inverted crown wheel and arbour, the winding squares also concealed by two removable covers at the front of the case, 55cm wide, 17cm deep, 70cm high (21.5" wide, 6.5" deep, 27.5" high).
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