GILDED AND PATINATED BRONZE CATHEDRAL CLOCK FROM THE CHARLES X PERIOD
"Cathedral" clock made of gilt bronze and patina from the Charles X period. It takes the form of a gothic church porch with a row of steps on a stepped base and an openwork portal. It is surmounted by a central rose window forming the dial with Roman numerals for the hours. It is flanked by fluted colonnettes with pinnacles decorated with dressed Renaissance figures in niches. The pinnacle is crowned by a bell tower with a cross. The pendulum is star-shaped. The whole is decorated with gables, trefoils and friezes of gothic arcatures.
The ensemble is in the neo-Gothic style, which was very popular in the 19th century. It takes up the motifs of the Middle Ages in a fantasized way without following the historical reality. For example, on this clock, the characters wear clothes that are closer to the Renaissance but with typical characters of the medieval imagination: the queen and the bard.
Base size: 21 cm x 13 cm (8.27 in x 5.12 in)
Charles X period, Circa: 1825
Dim: W: 21cm, D: 13cm, H: 54cm.
Size: W: 8.3in, D: 5.1in, H: 21.3in.
Condition report: In good condition. The movement has been cleaned, serviced and is in working order.