Important e outstanding clock in wood completely inlaid in tortoiseshell and brass, sculptures and mounts in gilt bronze. Dial in cast gilt bronze, porcelain plaques displaying roman numerals.
Paris period Louis XV signed and dated
Marchand Horlogier du Roy 1750
Width centimeters 70
Depth centimeters 28
Height centimeters 106
Period 1750 as dated and signed Marchand .
Nicolas Jean Marchand born in 1697 – died in Paris after the 1755 where he worked like cabinetmaker creating furnitures and clocks, always inlaid in tortoiseshell and brass embellished with sculptures and mounts in gilt bronze in the style of Andrè Charles Boulle ( Paris 1642-Paris 1732) master and famous cabinetmaker, his works are present in many museums in France and all over the world.
This outstanding table clock is composed by a lower part on four scrolled feet in gilt bronze on which there are four horses sculptures also in gilt bronze that support the clock.
The central part has a glass decorated by a sculpture in gilt bronzeLa ( Adonis with two horses), inside you can see the pendulum movement, above there is the
dial in cast gilt bronze, with porcelain plaques displaying roman numerals in the back of a concave glass door framed by a rounded gilt bronze rim.
The upper part is removable and has four vases with mythological figures that sorround at the main sculptures of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, all sculptures are in gilt bronze. Sides are decorated by figures in 18th century costumes, in brass with tortoiseshell inlay.
Wonderful and rare clock for prestigious home.
Perfectly in working order including the bell.