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


The dial

The 8-cm enamel dial has Roman numerals and blued steel Breguet hands.

The movement

The movement is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It is being regulated by anchor escapement in combination with a silk suspended pendulum. The clock strikes the full and half hours on a bell by means of countwheel striking.

The ormolu and patinated bronze case

The movement is mounted in a barrel in which coffee beans are poored by a patinated bronzen ‘bon sauvage’ bean picker. On the other side of the barrel is a palm tree. All mounted on a octagonal ormolu base with bee mounts on the sides. The central mount depicting a scene with workers busy with the harvest.


(Height) 29 cm (Width) 29 cm (Depth) 9.5 cm
(Height) 11.4 in (Width) 11.4 in (Depth) 3.7 in


€ 32.500

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