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Louis XVI French Mantel Clock Tableclock, Balthazar París, Bronce, Marble

US$11,567.07
US$26,775.62 56% Off

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One of a kind table clock in blued bronze and mercury gilt bronze "ormolu". "The Study", Louis XVI, representing a woman reading. Black marble base framed by a floral border in gilt bronze and decorated by a vegetal frieze in mercury gilt bronze. Onion-shaped legs with acanthus leaves, also in gilt bronze. The sphere in a circular profile in white enamel, signed BALTHAZAR, Á PARÍS, shows the hours in Roman numbers and the intervals in Arabic numbers, with bronze hands drilled in gold. The clock is in a LUIS XVI box with a gilt bronze finish. The clock case is embellished with a garland, supported by 4 scrolls. The sides in the shape of a treillague and on the case a book and a laurel wreath. On the left, a beautiful female figure with collected hair, sandals and a long classic tunic, reading a book and with a papyrus on her side. Balthazar movement, Paris. Signed on the dial. A copy entitled "The use of time", is in the castle of Fontainebleau. The watch is listed in the best antique watch books, cataloged. See "ENCYCLOPÉDIE DE LA PENDULE FRANÇAISE" page 263 Mechanism: mechanical Power reserve: 8-day movement Eye-catching: half an hour / gong Designer: Balthazar, Paris, circa 1800 Period: F SXVIII-PP SXIX Date: 1790 Country of origin: France Condition: Good condition, used and with signs of age and imperfections It works: yes Weight: 35 Kg Signed on the base FB It comes from one of the most important Spanish aristocratic families A dream piece and a museum piece !!!!!!!!

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