SMALL CLOCK "THE GARDENER", LOUIS XIV PERIOD
Chased and gilded bronze clock on the theme of the allegory of the gardener, represented standing, surrounded by a rabbit and his gardening tools: watering can, shovel and rake. On a stump next to him rests his hat. The rural subject of our clock illustrates the taste of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's time for nature and country life. A central fluted column supports the white enamelled dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and a second hand movement. The column is decorated with a laurel garland and the dial is surmounted by an antique basin. The set rests on a base with cut sides, decorated with floral motifs and a lion's head, above four claw feet.
Louis XVI period
Dim: W:15cm, D:8cm, H:26cm
Condition report: in good overall condition. Original gilding with slight wear and rubbing. The mechanism is an original 19th century mechanism, cleaned, overhauled and in good working order.