19th Century Empire Small Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock About Robinson Crusoe


Rare little clock of Empire period, around 1810, belonging to the series of Robinson Crusoe and Bon Sauvage. Bronze gilded with mercury, watch movement with cock.

Nourished by travel stories, the Europe of the Age of Enlightenment dreams of exoticism. She willingly gives in to the bucolic dreams of a Jean-Jacques Rousseau. At the instigation of the philosopher, time begins at the hour of sensibility. We mourn the thwarted loves of Paul and Virginia, those of the beautiful Atala. Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Chateaubriand and, before them, Daniel Defoe … literature is teeming with romantic stories that, in this eighteenth century liberated, exalt the image of the good savage and the lost paradise. The clocks produced are the quintessence of this pre-Romantic current. These luxury items are intended for a cultured clientele, who knows all the adventures of our heroes.

This clock is inspired by the novel “Robinson Crusoe”, published in 1719. Robinson is depicted as a man with a long beard, with a strange pointed hat, a rifle and an umbrella, on which a parrot is perched. Next to him is a palm tree supporting the movement.
Original gilding in excellent condition, movement in working condition with key.

Height cm 24 Base cm 16 x 4,5

1 in stock



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