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Lot No. 404
Lot No. 404
Estimate  8,000 - 12,000 €
This is a lot of the last auction!

French, Height 375 mm

, circa 1810

A Directoire gilt and patinated bronze "Pendule Au Bon Sauvage" with half hour/hour strike

Case: firegilt and patinated bronze. Dial: enamel. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, 1 hammer / 1 bell, anchor escapement, count wheel, short pendulum with silk string suspension.

The round enamel dial with exquisitely engraved bezel sits in a drum-shaped, gilt bronze case and is carried on the head by a male figure; it is held in place by a strap. The figure is wearing only a loincloth, arm rings and necklaces. It stands on a round, drum-shaped stand ornamented with applied palmetto wreath, supported by a gently curved base on four bun feet.
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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