Sublime gilt bronze and gilt clock "au char" representing a couple of horses pulling a lion-headed chariot led by Telemachus driving Athena. Base with four beams decorated with a mythological scene, "skeleton" dial entirely in gilt bronze (unlike some enamelled models).
We have found the preparatory drawing signed by André Reiche, deposited in 1807 at the Bibliothèque Impériale, in the Bibliothèque Nationale (Cabinet des Estampes, 30, f. 43).
Several copies of this clock are known. According to tradition, the Emperor offered this clock to his twelve marshals. The Musée de la
Museum (Mm 40-47-8304), another one, signed Galle, is in the
Galle, is in the Spanish royal collections, the François Duesberg Museum in Mons keeps two of them.
La Mesure du Temps dans les collections du Musée de Malmaison, Elke Niehüse, 1991
The French Clock, part two, Tardy, 1969
La Pendule Française du Moyen Age au XXe Siècle, Pierre Kjellberg, 1997
Russian Empire, Arcadi Gaydamak, 2000
François Duesberg Museum: Decorative Arts, 1775-1825, 2004,
Condition report: restored and revised in December 2021. Sold with a 2 year warranty. Very good condition, wear to the gilding
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We would like to thank Mr. Arnaud Tellier, expert, and Mrs. Emmanuelle Galand, clockmaker, for their precious contribution.
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