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Reference: ZF1036

Table clock. Gilt and blued bronze, marble base. Possibly France, late 19th century. Working. Table clock with Paris machinery in working order that has a rectangular light marble base with the front slightly forward to allow space for the clock case. It has a white dial, Louis XVI type hands and Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals five by five for the minutes. This part is sheltered in a golden marble pedestal, which has a base of Greek fretwork resembling waves, a laurel wreath and, on the sides, some books, an overturned vase with flowers and an arch; above, plant elements and a bow. In the upper part there is a gilt bronze rooster, and, holding the animal, appears a cupid (note the bow that would link him to the god of love Cupid) or a blued bronze cherub, thus creating a marked contrast. A few examples similar to the present one are known in European private collections, since it was a highly prized model of which the French workshops specialized in this type of piece created some variants for watchmakers who requested them. There is also another model without a rooster and with the angel lying down, very similar to the present one, of which porcelain examples created in Meissen are also known.

· Size: 35x15x40 cms

4.200,00 €

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