Elegant Louis XVI portico clock, signed ''Degré Paris'', in black and white marble from the 18th century.
The architecture has a double obelisk column on a pedestal adorned with a gilded bronze trophy.
The movement is topped by a woman dressed in the antique style, wearing a crown of flowers and holding in her right hand a mirror, an attribute of Truth (The mirror does not lie).
The columns rest on a base with four legs with lion claws. They are flanked by beautiful gilt bronze ornamentation including lion heads holding chains in their mouths that seem to hold the dial. This one is in white enamel and is embellished with finely chiseled hands in braided foliage - one ending in a sun, the other in an arrow - which indicate the hours in Arabic numerals.
The white marble terraces are decorated with studs connected by chains. The black marble base is highlighted with rows of pearls.
Very nice pendulum ''The Sun King'', human figure surrounded by solar rays. It is an ornamental motif very popular in the 18th century. It was the emblem chosen by Louis XIV. It is frequently found in the decorative arts under Louis XVI, in particular on the pendulums of pendulums.
H. 53 cm x W. 39 cm x D. 17 cm
White marble, black marble, gilded bronze
Signed Degree received Master in 1778
Strikes the hours and half-hours
Wire movement, with its pendulum and its key, completely overhauled
Period Late 18th century
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