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French-Empire-ormolu-bronze-bon sauvage-matelot-antique clock-mantel clock

A French Empire ormolu and bronze ‘au bon sauvage’ mantel clock, circa 1800


8.3-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals signed L. Debeeff à Aix Le Chapelle and Breguet hands, 8-day spring driven movement with anchor escapement and silk suspended pendulum, countwheel half hour striking on a bell, fitted in a ormolu case shaped as a cotton bale, flanked by a sailor and on the other side by an anchor, ore and drum, rectangular base with canted corners with a fine relief showing putti unloading a ship, the whole raised on drum shaped feet.


(Height) 37 cm (Width) 30.5 cm (Depth) 11 cm
(Height) 14.6 in (Width) 12 in (Depth) 4.3 in




L. Debeeff à Aix Le Chapelle

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