A Louis XVI white marble and gilt bronze obelisk mantel clock. C. 1785. H. 54 cm. W. 24.5 cm. D. 15.5 cm.
A Louis XVI white marble and gilt bronze obelisk mantel clock, bell striking movement and obelisk case surmounted by an armillary sphere above dancing maidens, a lion lambrequin and playful putti, the sides with martial trophies, raised on a coloured marble plinth with bollard corners and enclosed by chains, white enamel dial signed 'Piolaine a Paris'. Paris, c. 1785. H. 54 cm. W. 24.5 cm. D. 15.5 cm.
Literature: Pierre Kjellberg, “La Pendule Francaise”, similar clock pictured and described p. 179, plate IV.
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