Lot 209. Management Board-Prunkpendule

Starting price: € 3 000
Auction date: 21.02.2018   12:00 UTC +01:00
ID 34858
Lot 209 | Management Board-Prunkpendule
Directoire-pendulum clock: Ref. Barjac à Rouen, France, around 1795
Height 36 cm
Patinated and fire gilded bronze case. White enamel dial with Roman numerals and gilded hands. Paris movement with 8 days duration, half hour strike on bell and thread suspension of the pendulum. Restored. Erg.
Provenance: From a significant Hessian collection. A nearly identical watch, only in the decoration of the coffee table differs, which is shown in: E. Niehüser, The French Bronzeuhr, p. 223, Fig. 520. The characters and motives of the Subjects of the message of Love in this romantic-inspired Pendule effect. On the surface of the patinated base of the gold plated elements are highlighted as a bright and vivid: on the Foundation of the love of symbolism, the symbols of the God mercury, the Bearer of a secret message and urgent message, sends a young man in antikisierendem garb thanks to the help of a loyal dog to his letter to the young woman, who receives sitting at a table, practically simultaneous with the message. The antique seat furniture, with Acanthus scroll, and the reception of ancient mythology beds the intimate theme of a love couple in the garb of the dominant style just before the turn of the century. Not without reason, both subjects of antiquity, such as Cupid and Psyche, but also contemporary literature, like the 1788 published the novel "Paul & Virginie" by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre were, an expression of the desire of the society of the late 18th century. Century, romantic thoughts to live and to discuss the issue according to rules and conventions.

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