Rare chariot clock called “Au char de l’Amour”, based on the model of André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814). This chariot clock represents Eros driving a chariot drawn by two patinated bronze horses. The gilt bronze sculptures of Eros, the horses and the chariot have been sculpted beautifully. The patinated bronze horses are rare. The French 8-days movement with it’s white enamel dial forms the wheel of the chariot (with arrows and butterflies). Steel Breguet-style hands. Date: 1810. Signed: Cleret, Paris.
The sculptures rest on the gilt bronze Empire plinth on with the attributes of Eros. On both sides of the plinth we see a quiver with arrows. Next on the right and the left side are torches with a flame and finally in the middle is Eros with a butterfly, set in a wreath of flowers and ribbons. All of these are typical symbols of Eros. The arrows he shoots to make people fall in love and the fire that warms and ignites the heart.
This Empire chariot clock strikes the hours and half hours on a bell.
Length: 49 cm
Height: 50 cm
Depth: 16 cm
Guarantee: 3 year
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