A Skeleton Clock from the Directoire Period
A Skeleton Clock from the Directoire Period
A Skeleton Clock from the Directoire Period
A Skeleton Clock from the Directoire Period

A Skeleton Clock from the Directoire Period

c. 1800 France

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A Symbolic Skeleton Clock from the French Directoire Period

A rectangular Carrara marble plinth with bronze toupie feet with knurled decoration supports an ormolu 'arc-de-ciel', with the circular clock over, dressed with garlands; the white enamel dial, encased within a pierced ormolu frame, delineates the hours in Roman numerals, with an Imperial Eagle finial, flanked by garlands; the eight day silk suspension two train movement strikes on a bell.
French, Circa 1800
Excellent
Kjellberg, Pierre. Encyclopédie de la pendule française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle. Paris: Éd. de l'Amateur, 2005, p. 320 shows similar clocks.
Dimensions
Height 16.00 inch (40.64 cm)
Width 8.50 inch (21.59 cm)
Depth 4.50 inch (11.43 cm)
Stock Code
8791
Medium
Gilt Bronze, Carrara marble, ormolu, enamel dial
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