Homer bust pendulum bronze marble breach Lepaute Royal Palace Nineteenth Empire

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A10 258

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Terminal clock decorated with the mythological bust of Homer on the top, in breccia marble (gray, white and red veined) and rich ornamentation in finely chiseled gilt bronze, resting on four claw feet, enamelled dial with Roman numerals signed Lepaute * Horloger de the Emperor Palais Royal in Paris, 1st Empire period early 19th century.

This clock is in good condition and is of high quality. The movement works (has been revised), we have the balance but not the key.

A note: micro-chips on the enamel of the dial around winding holes, micro-chips on the marble ud edge, tiny wear of time, see photos.

* Jean-Joseph Lepaute (born 1768)

Came to Paris very young and was associated with his uncle Pierre-Basile from 1798 to 1811. On that date, he founded a new house and settled in Place du Palais Royal. In 1813 he made the clock of the Palace of Fontainebleau. He also built those of the castles of St-Cloud and Compiègne. The case was rue Richelieu in 1820, rue St Honorié in 1821. (Cf Dictionary of French Watchmakers, Tardy)

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  • Diamètre cadran 10 cm
  • Dimensions 21 cm x 15,5 cm
  • Height 43,5 cm