Louis XVI Marble and Bronze Portico Clock
A louis XVI marble and gilt bronze triumphal portico clock. The drum-shaped ormolu clock case which is surmounted by a basket of flowers is suspended between two white marble pillars; it is hung above and below with swags of flowers and vines and sprays of laurel and oak leaves. The pillars are each surmounted by a patinated bronze putto and applied with female caryatids and trailing flowers and foliage terminating in a scroll. The base has an ormolu frieze of “roses” and is flanked by flower heads. The case rests on five small bun feet. The white enamel dial is signed ‘Couturier A Paris’ with Arabic Numerals and pierced gilt hands. The eight day movement strikes the hours and half hours on a bell.
The clock is referenced on Page 221 of “Les Plus Belles Pendules Francaises, De Louis XIV a l’Empire” (“The Most Beautiful French Clocks”) written by Gicomo et Aurelie Wannesnes and published by Polistampa in 2013. France late 18thC early 19thC. It is also referenced on Page 200 and 201 of the ” Encyclopedie de La Pendule Francaise” by Pierre Kjellberg.
Dimensions: 22″ ( 56 cm ) H x 17.25″ ( 44 cm ) W x 5″ ( 13 cm ) D
Ref. LF TR2566