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Pendulum gilt bronze Chariot
Pendulum gilt bronze Chariot - Clocks Style Empire Pendulum gilt bronze Chariot - Pendulum gilt bronze Chariot - Empire
Ref : 2292
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Period :
19th century
Medium :
Gilt bronze
Dimensions :
L. 11.42 inch X H. 8.27 inch X P. 3.15 inch
Clocks  - Pendulum gilt bronze Chariot 19th century - Pendulum gilt bronze Chariot
Bertrand Barnet

Furniture and decorative arts


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Pendulum gilt bronze Chariot

Lovely clock " to the chariot of love".

The dial inscribed in a wheel.
It is finely chiseled bronze and gold decorated with love in his chariot pulled by a sheep.
square base decorated with a frieze feuillagée.
Wire movement, working condition.

We know quite a few copies of Louis XVI that refer to ancient mythology, but especially in the nineteenth century, especially under the Empire, that this type of clock symbolizing the military values ​​and heroic, will be most in favor .
At that time, the copies are listed most often the scene of the triumph of classical mythology built around a chariot drawn by different animals: lion, peacocks, butterflies, deer, leopards, horses, tigers, bulls.

Here the sheep symbolizes gentleness and peace.

Bertrand Barnet

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French Mantel Clocks Empire