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A Louis XVI Lyre Clock with skeleton movement
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Ref : 99497
4 800 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Gilt bronze Marble
Dimensions :
l. 8.66 inch X H. 17.72 inch X P. 4.92 inch
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A Louis XVI Lyre Clock with skeleton movement

Magnificent lyre clock with skeleton movement, Louis XVI period, end of the 18th century.
Finely chiseled bronze and gilded with mercury. Original gilding in excellent condition. White enamel annular dial indicating the minutes and hours with polychrome enamel decoration. The masked lens pendulum of Phoebus Apollon smiling in a beaming entourage. The striking movement at the passage of the hours and a half on gong. The dial inscribed in a stylized lyre, edged with pearl moldings and surmounted by an eagle with outstretched wings. Rectangular base in white Carrara marble.
The fashion for “skeleton” clocks appeared at the end of the reign of Louis XVI. It is a question of leaving the mechanism apparent in order to grasp all of its complexity and of stripping the compositions to sublimate it all the more. Some, like this model, have a dial supported by a semicircular arch supported by small columns reminiscent of the portico clocks of the 18th century.
A similar clock signed by Furet is illustrated in P.Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française, Paris, 1997, p. 320, fig. B.

The clock is in perfect condition, complete with pendulum and original key. It is presented under a globe from the Restoration period, put by the former owners at the time to preserve it.
The mechanism is complete and already working, but we can have it checked by our trusted watchmaker before delivery.

Measurement
H cm 45
Base 22 x 12.5
H with globe cm 59
Globe base 28 x 20

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