A Skeleton Clock from the Directoire Period

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Object Description

A Symbolic Skeleton Clock from the French Directoire Period

A rectangular Carrara marble plinth with bronze toupie feet with knurled decoration supports an ormolu ‘arc-de-ciel’, with the circular clock over, dressed with garlands; the white enamel dial, encased within a pierced ormolu frame, delineates the hours in Roman numerals, with an Imperial Eagle finial, flanked by garlands; the eight day silk suspension two train movement strikes on a bell.
French, Circa 1800

Object Literature

Kjellberg, Pierre. Encyclopédie de la pendule française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle. Paris: Éd. de l’Amateur, 2005, p. 320 shows similar clocks.

Object Condition

Excellent; in working condition

Object Details

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