French Annular Dial Clock
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French Annular Dial Clock

French Annular Dial Clock

  • A stunning annular dial clock is crafted of fine fleur de pêcher marble and exquisite doré bronze
  • The bronze work displays classical Roman symbolism, including Cupid and Minerva imagery
  • A plinth of rare rouge griotte marble supports this elegant objet d'art
  • Fleur de pêcher marble was used for the most luxurious objects and interiors in the late 1900s
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Item No. 29-9442
$54,500
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This incredible French Louis XVI-style annular dial clock is crafted of rare and exquisite fleur de pêcher marble enveloped with fine doré bronze adornments. Also known as a pendule a cercles tournants, this large timepiece tells the time on two revolving chapter rings, with a charming bronze figure of Cupid pointing to the exact hour and minute. The shield and helmet of the Roman goddess Minerva, the patroness of wisdom, the arts and war, rest beside the clock atop the rouge griotte marble plinth.

Fleur de pêcher, or peach blossom marble, hails from the famed Carrara quarry in Italy and is prized for its dramatic patterns and remarkable blend of violet and peach hues. It was reserved for the most luxurious applications in stunning objets d’art, such as this clock, and regal interiors including the Paris Opera.

A label affixed to the clock denotes it was once part of the inventory of the Princeville Hotel of Kauai, Hawaii

Circa 1880

12 1/2" wide x 12 1/2" deep x 33" high
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:France
Type:Mantels
Style:Annular Dial
Depth:12.5 Inches
Width:12.5 Inches
Height:33.0 Inches
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