Attributed to Claude Galle. Bronze and gilt bronze pendulum clock vase, Empire Period

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Attributed to Claude GALLE

Chiseled bronze with mat finish gilt pendulum clock vase with two patinas of burnished agate mat finish and brown patina. Movement within a stylized ovoid-shaped vase with satyr head handles, decorated with vine-branches, ribbons and palmettes, pine cone cover. Pedestal atop a rectangular plinth with a palmette frieze, resting on four gilt bronze disk-shaped patin feet. Movement with a white-enameled dial-plate and black Roman numerals for the hours and Arab numerals for every 15 minutes. Finely pierced and chiseled floret hands in gilt bronze. Eight day working autonomy with ring for the hours and clock bell for every half hour. Anchor escapement movement, butterfly-shaped weighted hook movement, thread suspension.

Empire Period

Height : 42,5 cm (16.7 in) - Width : 17,5 cm (6.8 in)

A pendulum-clock with two patinas and satyr handles by Claude Galle is part of the Grand Trianon collections at Versailles, archive 1810, paid 750 Francs.

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