Our violin-shaped cartel is decorated with a marquetry of brown tortoiseshell and engraved brass decorated with windings, florets, cartridges and leaf scrolls. It opens on the front with a glass door and on the back with a door with brass marquetry decoration on a brown tortoiseshell background.
The front door with gilt bronze framing is decorated with a bronze displaying two putti with an hourglass, a flaming torch and accompanied by a rooster.
This purely allegorical ornamental repertoire fits perfectly into the representation of time. The hull signifies the end of the night and its cry announces the rising of the day, the hourglass: the time which elapses, the flaming torch is the fire which lights up in the night.
The pediment of the cartel is topped with a figure of putti sitting on a rock holding a dove. This representation is often associated with the allegory of air.
Beautiful ornamentation of gilt and finely chiseled bronzes such as cartridge central and leafy windings falling, the busts of women at the angles ending with the wound hooves, leafy apron.
Very beautiful gilt and chiseled bronze dial with twelve enameled cartridges with Roman numerals.
The console in brass marquetry and brown tortoiseshell, adorned with gilt bronzes decorated with women's heads at the corners and a central mascaron of a bearded man.
The movement signed Ester in Paris.
Total dimensions: height 140 cm, width: 50 cm
7 800 €
18 000 €