Maker: Patenotte a Angers
Case: This well-cast ormolu and patinated 'au bon savage' clock depicts a male figure carrying the clock housed in a bail of hay. The patinated figure is captured mid-stride and has ormolu pants, hat, water jug and cane and features glass eyes. The whole is supported by an oval base with several well-cast mounts including a rosette, birds of paradise, and a monkey swinging on a vine.
Dial: The finely lettered white porcelain dial has black Roman numerals for the hours, Arabic numbers for the 15-minute marks, cast ormolu hands and is signed by the maker, 'Patenotte a Angers'.
Movement: The time and strike eight-day movement strikes on a bell and has a silk-thread suspension with the fast/slow off the backplate.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Medium/Materials: cast bronze, ormolu, white porcelain|
|Dimensions: 14.5 in.|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Clocks|
|This model, 'Portefaix' or 'The Porter,' was designed and registered by Reiche in 1808. For a similar clock see French Bronze Clocks, pg. 149.|
|Price:||Item has been sold.|
|Offered By:||Items for sale from dealers we worked with previously|
121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
Item has been sold.
Please login before inquiring about this item, or adding it to your Favorites list. If you do not have a client login, please register.