Rare Louis XVI period portico clock by Jacques-Claude-Martin ROCQUET

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Rare Louis XVI period portico clock in white marble and gilded and chased bronzes with antique-inspired decor. This important late 18th-century Neo-classical clock is composed of two sheaths with caryatids, encircled by pearl friezes and surmounted by stylized palmettes. The two sheaths enclose a white enameled dial showing the hours in Roman numerals. The lower part of the dial is adorned with an openwork drapery. The dial is surmounted by a basket of flowers, from which two garlands of flowers spring on either side. The wire sundial is adorned with a radiant cherub in finely chased bronze. The set rests on a white marble base adorned with a frieze of laurel and palmettes, a frieze of olives and a gilded bronze star in the center.

This Louis XVI-style clock is signed on the dial "Rocquet à Paris", for Jacques-Claude-Martin Rocquet (1765-1816), a renowned master clockmaker under Louis XVI and the Empire.

Circa: 1780

Base dimensions: 33cm x 11cm x 5cm.

Overall dimensions: L: 33cm, P: 11cm, H: 53cm.
Overall dimensions: W: 13in, D: 4,3in, H: 20,9in.

Condition report: In good condition. Minor cracks on the dial between 9 and 10 o'clock. The mechanism has been cleaned, serviced and is in working order.

Jacques-Claude-Martin ROCQUET

A watchmaker of remarkable qualities, he inherited an artistic entrepreneurial spirit from his family. Indeed, we know that his father worked as a painter and designer of fabrics and costumes alongside artists such as François Boucher at the Menus Plaisirs du Roi, while one of his ancestors built a chapel for the Medici family. His work was noticed by the Court, and today the Mobilier National still owns one of his Restoration-era "Troubadour" clocks.


- KJELLBERG Pierre, Encyclopédie de la pendule française du Moyen-Age au XXe siècle, Paris, Les éditions de l'amateur, 1997.


Period: 18th century
Style: Louis XVI
Materials : Marble, gilded bronze
LP : 3275
Width : 33 (cm)
Height 53 (cm)
Depth 11 (cm)
Delivery : Calculated at time of payment

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