Exceptional museum clock in chased and gilt bronze,
Evoking the birth of the King of Rome, son of Napoleon in 1811.
The lower part presents Napoleon II child in a cradle flanked by horns of abundance,
Near him, a cushion with crown and medal,
Protected by the imperial eagle with spread wings and laurel crown.
Above, the movement with the enamelled dial signed "Kinable at the Royal Palace", famous watchmaker in Paris,
Inscribed in a celestial sphere lacquered blue and piqué of imperial bees.
Richly carved base of a bas-relief decorated with trophies, supported by lion claws.
Resting on a pedestal with feet feet.
Exceptional quality of execution.
Magnificent shine of gilding with mercury of amatie origin with agate.
In good working order.
Anchor exhaust movement, silk thread suspension, hour and half hour strike with external count wheel.
Excellent state of preservation. Light lacks laurel leaves.
Stamp, Pendulum and key provided.
H: 44 x W: 28.5 x D: 13 cm
A pendulum of identical model is preserved National Museum Napoleon of the island of Aix (Inv. No. M.G.A.127),
Another signed J.-F. Gentilhomme is preserved in the castles of Malmaison and Bois-Préau (Inv. N ° MM.40.47.8937).
Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, imperial prince, titled king of Rome at his birth, then prince of Parma, proclaimed Napoleon II at the end of the Hundred Days and finally titled duke of Reichstadt by his grandfather the emperor of Austria, Was born on 20 March 1811 at the Tuileries Palace in Paris and died on 22 July 1832 at the palace of Schönbrunn in Vienna. He was the son and heir of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, and his second wife, Marie-Louise of Austria.
Price : on request