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A Restauration ormolu bronze mantel clock surmounted by a figure of a hunter with his dog

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A Restauration ormolu bronze mantel clock surmounted by a figure of a hunter with his dog
$2,380.00

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This clock appears in the Encyclopedie de la Pendule Francaise, the authoritative reference of French _horlogerie_. It's hard not to be amused by the juxtaposition of Neoclassical design with the distinctly unheroic aspect of our (rather fashionably attired!) _chasseur_ with his beloved companions, a dog, a shotgun, and a bottle of wine (complete with an "excursion cup" into which to pour it). A bit of the frilly decoration on the base is missing (see pictures), but nothing significant. The gilding is in good, but not great, condition. The movement doesn't function, and there are small chips in the enamel dial. You - or I! - could certainly get it running, but it makes a charming little bookshelf or desktop item in its present state. France, circa 1815. H: 12"/30cm.
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This clock appears in the Encyclopedie de la Pendule Francaise, the authoritative reference of French _horlogerie_. It's hard not to be amused by the juxtaposition of Neoclassical design with the distinctly unheroic aspect of our (rather fashionably attired!) _chasseur_ with his beloved companions, a dog, a shotgun, and a bottle of wine (complete with an "excursion cup" into which to pour it). A bit of the frilly decoration on the base is missing (see pictures), but nothing significant. The gilding is in good, but not great, condition. The movement doesn't function, and there are small chips in the enamel dial. You - or I! - could certainly get it running, but it makes a charming little bookshelf or desktop item in its present state. France, circa 1815. H: 12"/30cm.
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