BRONZE MANTLE CLOCK, CUPID WITH ROOSTER. BRONZE, MARBLE. POSSIBLY FRANCE, LATE 19TH CENTURY.

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Reference: ZF1036

Table clock. Gilded and blued bronze, marble base. Possibly France, late 19th century. Working. Paris machinery table clock in working condition featuring a rectangular light marble base with the front pushed forward slightly to give space for the clock case. This has a white dial, Louis XVI type hands and Roman numerals for the hours and fives in Arabic for the minutes. This part is sheltered in a golden marble pedestal, which has a Greek fretwork base resembling waves, a laurel garland and, on the sides, some books, an overturned vase with flowers and an arch; Above, plant elements and a bow. A gilded bronze rooster has been placed at the top, and, holding the animal, a cupid appears (note the bow that would link him with 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 private European collections, given that it was a highly appreciated model of which the French workshops specialized in this type of pieces created some variants for watchmakers who requested them. Likewise, there is another model without a rooster and with the lying angel, very similar to the present one, of which porcelain examples created in Meissen are also known.

· Size: 35x15x40 cms

4.200 €


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