PENDULE D'EPOQUE EMPIRE A SUJET DE L'ESPERANCE NOURISSANT L'AMOUR, EN BRONZE DORE ET BRONZE PATINE An early 19th century ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock, depicting Hope nursing Love The case later stamped Thomire a Paris

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PENDULE D'EPOQUE EMPIRE A SUJET DE L'ESPERANCE NOURISSANT L'AMOUR, EN BRONZE DORE ET BRONZE PATINE
An early 19th century ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock, depicting Hope nursing Love
The case later stamped Thomire a Paris

Sold for € 5,100 (US$ 5,316) inc. premium

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4 Nov 2021, 14:00 CET

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PENDULE D'EPOQUE EMPIRE A SUJET DE L'ESPERANCE NOURISSANT L'AMOUR, EN BRONZE DORE ET BRONZE PATINE
An early 19th century ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock, depicting Hope nursing Love
The case later stamped Thomire a Paris
The case depicting a reclining bare-breasted Hope feeding a winged putto on a plinth base decorated with a young mercury, two putti and a dog reading a book, the back of the plinth later signed Thomire a Paris, the 9cm white enamel Roman and Arabic dial with gilt fancy hands, set within a leaf bezel, the twin barrel movement with silk suspension and suspension adjustment screw with outside countwheel striking the hours and half hours on a bell. Together with a silk suspension pendulum. Currently running and striking. 42cms high

Footnotes

  • There is a similar example of this unusual allegorical representation in Niehüser, E. (1999) French Bronze Clocks. Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, p. 123. The anchors at the sides of the base are a further symbol of Hope.

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PENDULE D'EPOQUE EMPIRE A SUJET DE L'ESPERANCE NOURISSANT L'AMOUR, EN BRONZE DORE ET BRONZE PATINE An early 19th century ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock, depicting Hope nursing Love The case later stamped Thomire a Paris
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