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Minerva and Themis clock, 1780 – The same at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

MINERVA AND THEMIS CLOCK  Louis XVI period Paris, circa 1780 Calendar complication movement Materials : white and black marble, gilt bronzes Dimensions : H. 27,6 in ; W. 23 in ; D. 6,7 in Exceptional timepiece from the Louis XVI period, from the tallest clocks produced under the Louis XVI period, in white Carrara marble and gilt bronzes. Two allegorical gilt bronze figures of Athena and Themis on a neoclassical architecture. The same model exhibited in the Musée des…

Mantel clock “peace and war” – ca. 1785

Mantel clock – Love triumphant War Louis XVI period, after a drawing by François Vion H. 13 in ; W. 10,3 in ; D. 5,9 in Original movement – with a complicated calendar. Exceptional bronze clock finely crafted and presented in its original mercury gilding. On the theme of War and Peace, or Love triumphant over war, sometimes still made in the eighteenth century as ‘pièce de bureau à l’Amour et à Mars’. Allegories are represented by two…