“Orpheus charming the animals”, bisque pendulum clock
Spectacular refined pendulum clock in white bisque depicting Orpheus charming the animals to the sound if his lyra. A sheep on the left, a child with an apple on the right. Some parts are in gilt bronze. Silk string movement. Enamel dial signed Dupas à Paris, clockmaker active in rue Froidemanteau in 1791 and the Saint-Martin neighborhood until 1817. The High quality of the unglazed porcelain comes most probably from a notorious manufactory such as “la manufacture du Duc d ’Angoulême”.
Size: H 54cm x W 44cm x D 20cm
Paris, the end of the Louis XVI period.
Lit: A version of this clock with a variation in the animals is part of the Ephrussi de Rotschild Foundation collection (Académie des Beaux-Arts of Paris). Displayed in the Salon des Fragonard in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
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