A Fine Empire Clock Depicting Minerva Riding the Chariot of Diomedes

A Fine Empire Clock Depicting Minerva Riding the Chariot of Diomedes

c. 1820 France

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A Fine Gilt-Bronze Empire Clock Depicting Minerva Riding the Chariot of Diomedes, After the Model by Reiche.

This fine Empire clock has a circular bronze annular dial with Roman chapters shaped as a wheel, it is surmounted by Minerva and Diomedes on a Lion chariot drawn by Stallions. The clock is raised on a plinth base and has an eight-day twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on a bell.

The original model for this clock was made by Reiche in 1807. Reiche's original designs for this clock survive in the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. There are many known surviving models, including one at Malmaison.
'L'Encyclopédie de la Pendule Francaise' (Paris 1997), p. 417., ill. D.
Tardy, French Clocks, Part Two (Paris 1981), p. 279.
Dimensions
Height 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
Width 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Depth 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Stock Code
B71176
Medium
Gilt-Bronze
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