Lot 169

An Empire-style mantel clock with a Hercules figurine, Paris, circa 1810/15

From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots

Hammer price € 3,700

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Description

A large, Empire mantel clock in fire-gilt bronze with a fully sculptured figurine of Hercules with a club, his forearm leaning on a tree stump. The enamel clock face signed "Rodin à Paris". The octagonal pedestal supported by lion's paw feet, with the Herculean attributes and caduceus ornaments on the bevelled corners. For comparable pieces, see Niehüser, bronze clock, p. 64, 231 Montanes, Catalogo del Museo de Relojes de las Bodegas, 100. Ottomeyer / Pröschel 1, 399. Dimensions 50 x 39 x 14.5 cm.
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General Information

The auction includes 246 lots and starts on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 pm (CET). The pre-sale viewing will take place from September 19 - 24, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm (CET).