Beautiful gilt bronze clock, whose cylindrical dial with attributes of Love is supported by a patinated bronze kneeling Cherub. The whole rests on a red Griotta marble pedestal ornated with a laurel wreath, relying on a gilt bronze base signed Eug Hazard à Paris.
This clock model was very appreciated in the second half of the 19th century, and we find some other clocks signed by the bronze-caster Henry Dasson (1825-1896), round 1880.
Eugène Hazart entered the « Réunion des Fabricants de Bronze » in 1839. Well-known since 1843 in the making of ancient style reproductions, not only with his Gothic and Renaissance style bronzes but also very at ease in the 18th century style. He was definitely well apreciated because his presence in 1884 in the Pannier brothers's bronze-casters booklet. The Pannier brothers managed beautifully the so-famous house « A l'Escalier de Cristal », which took place at the Palais-Royal in Paris and was selling porcelain and cristal objects as well as furniture. This company drew attention to his work during its participations in the 19th century “Expositions des Produits de l'Industrie”.
Un âge d'or des Arts décoratifs, exposition Grand-Palais, RMN, 1991, p° 522.