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Reference: ZE353

Table clock with Paris machinery, Diana the Huntress. Gilded bronze, metal. France, 19th century. Table clock with Paris machinery and gilt bronze case (probably mercury), composed of a rectangular base elevated on legs decorated on the front with architectural and plant elements, and a body of the same shape enhanced with bands of architectural motifs of clear influence classicist The sphere is located on it, within a shape that resembles rocks; In it lies a young female figure, reclining, dressed in a short tunic and accompanied by a bow at her side; On the other side of the sphere a hunting dog appears, raising its head towards the girl. The metal dial has Roman numerals for the hours and lines for the minutes. This is a common theme in French table clocks since the Empire era. Diana the Huntress appears with a bow, and almost always accompanied by a dog. Sometimes the set is completed by adding deer or other animals. Likewise, and as is common in French bronzes of the period, there are known table clocks with a sculptural arrangement similar to the present one (one, in a private collection and from the Charles X period, has blued bronze figures, for example) . Weight: 14.25 kg.

· Size: 43,5x5,5x64 cms

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