Louis Seize portal clock with fully plastic eagle and putti decoration. The portal is flanked by caryatids and the volutes are decorated with urns and garlands in fire-gilded bronze. The clock has a contrasting design with a portal in white and a base in black marble. On the base is a frieze with playing putti and gorgon mascarons. Fire-gilded bronze. The work is signed Dessille à Paris. Cf. Lit: Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule française, Paris 1997, p. 199, Fig. F. and Elke Niehüser, French Bronze Clocks, o.A. 1999, p. 256, Figs. 1201-1202.
Height: 58.0 cm | 22.83 in.
Width: 41.5 cm | 16.34 in.
Depth: 11.0 cm | 4.33 in.
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