Charming pendulum in gilded bronze and white marble, Louis XVI period, representing Venus catching Love with a garland of flowers. The angel is simply dressed in a veil revealing its small wings.
The domed base in white marble is decorated with a row of pearls and presents the attributes of love such as the bow, arrows, torch ...
The base is also decorated with a bas-relief of three putti playing in the clouds and rosettes on the sides.
The movement is completely revised, and is protected by a flap bezel set with a curved glass.
The dial, in white enamel, indicates the hours in Arabic numerals by two finely chiseled hands with a solar motif. It is signed '' Ridel à Paris '', a Parisian clockmaker from the end of the 18th century referenced in ''l'encyclopédie de la pendule française de Pierre Kjellberg''.
H. 32 cm x L. 25 cm x P. 12 cm
Sounds the hours and half hours
Late 18th century
Laurent Ridel is a prestigious watchmaker installed rue des Ours in Paris at the end of the 18th century.
Like the best Parisian watchmakers of his time, Ridel called on the best craftsmen to make the cases for his clocks
He immediately became widely known among Parisian luxury watch enthusiasts. Among his rich clientele were notably ''Mesdames de France'', daughters of Louis XV, for whom Ridel delivered a clock in 1789 intended for their ''château de Bellevue''
Delevery information :
We deliver in France and abroad, either ourselves or through qualified carriers and freight forwarders.
3 800 €
Price : on request