A Louis XVI two-tone gilt bronze lyre-shaped mantel clock

A Louis XVI two-tone gilt bronze (yellow and pink)
and white marble lyre-shaped mantel clock,
the dial signed Pochon à Paris – circa 1785

Height: 59 cm. (23 ¼ in.)   Width: 25.5 cm. (10 in.)  Depth: 14 cm. (5 ½ in.)

The enamel dial indicates the hours, minutes and days of the month in Arabic numerals with engraved gilt-brass and blued steel hands. The circular movement has an anchor escapement and silk thread suspension and chimes the hours and half-hours by means of a count-wheel mounted on the back-plate.

 

Comparative Literature

An identical example is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française, Paris: Editions de l’Amateur, 1997, p. 225.

Other examples can be found in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lyon, Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et Trianon and Pavlovsk Palace, Russia.