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EMPIRICAL MUNICIPAL AND AMOR CLOCK, France, Paris, Dartois Fils, 1st quarter of 19th century.

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Estimations: 10 482 - 11 646 EUR
Case gilt bronze; 61 x 54.5 x 18 cm, mechanism with spring tension, pendulum regulator, hour and half hour beating system
Signed on the dial: Dartois Fils a Paris
Condition: cracks, enamel restorations on the dial.
Dartois was, along with Galle, Ledure, Ravro and Thomire, one of the leading and best-known Parisian bronzers of the early 19th century. This clock was honored at the Industrial Exhibition of 1827.
The clock depicts Erato - the muse of lyrical poetry - with a guitar and Amor. And in relief under the dial is a scene from Ovid's Transformations (XI.650-677): Alcynoe learns from Morpheus, who appeared to her in a dream in the form of her husband Célix, of his death.
Palace clock from a Polish collection.
Asking price 35000
Estimate 45000 - 50000
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13 April 2024 CEST/Warsaw
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8 152 EUR
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10 482 - 11 646 EUR
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