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A Louis XV brass and tortoiseshell cartel

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A Louis XV brass and tortoiseshell cartel

Violin-shaped cartel with brass and tortoiseshell console. The whole is adorned with an abundant rocaille decoration of chased gilded bronzes (shells, volutes and vegetable motifs. The engraved bronze dial has twelve enameled cartridges (Roman numerals for hours in Arabic numerals for minutes). The dial and the movement are signed "PELLETIER HORLOGER DU ROY". This cartel is capped with a female figure sitting on a panther, holding in her left hand a bunch of grapes. The attributes of this woman and the presence of the beast indicates that it is a bacchante. Sounds the hours and half hours Marquetry [...]

Period : 18th century

Antique dealer : Gérardin et Cie

Gérardin et Cie

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