Empire Barrel Clock In Ormolu Gilt Bronze


Rare model of barrel clock from the Empire period, France, early 19th century.

The pendulum model whose mechanism is hidden in a barrel has spread throughout the world of luxury empire watchmaking and is also found in the version with the black slave. In this case, a young Cupid draws wine from a barrel that he has visibly pierced with his arrow and collects it in his quiver. The sought-after and balanced composition, the subtle contrasts between shiny and matte gilding are characteristic of the Directoire and Empire tastes and of a watchmaking intended for a wealthy and cultured clientele.

Beautiful mercury gilding in excellent condition, complete original pendulum mechanism. At the customer’s request, the clock can be delivered already serviced by our trusted watchmaker.

Base 31×12 cm
H cm 33

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