Antique French 18th Century Louis XVI White Marble Ormolu Mantel Clock. Pendule A la Bacchante.

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The clock celebrates Love’s triumph by evoking the “Feast of Bacchus" with a reclining Bacchante pouring wine from a goblet. Surmounted on a cylindrical case faced with a hinged glazed aperture. The circular white-enamelled dial  with Arabian numerals and gilt five minutes marking and  date-numbers. Signed in blue with  Détour A Paris.  On a vine-festooned palanquin borne by Cupid-driven and grape-eating goats. The white marble rounded rectangular base with gilt ornamentation standing on six toupie feet.


Ottomayer / Pröschel - Vergoldete Bronzen. Page 280 Fig.4.13.1

Elke Niehüser - Die Französische Bronzeuhr. Page 207 Fig.195.

A similar case illustrated, Kjellberg, P. ''Encyclopedie de la Pendule Francaise du Moyen Age au XIXe siecle'',

Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, France, 1997, p. 268, pendule ''A la Bacchante''

Tardy, French clocks, Vol.II, Paris 1981 page 20.


France – Paris, circa 1785.
Period : Louis XVI  (Gout étrusque)


Height: 49 cm. (19,3 inches.)

Width:  38 cm. (15 inches.)

Depth:  11 cm. (4,3 inches.)





Gilt bronze.
Price on request