Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock
Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock
Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock

Louis XVI Annular Dial Clock

  • This exquisite French annular dial clock is crafted of rouge marble and brilliant doré bronze
  • The timepiece is a shining example of Louis XVI-inspired design
  • The dials rotate around a fixed pointer held aloft by a cherub
  • In terms of craftsmanship, materials and size, this clock is a rare find
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Item No. 29-5184
$18,850
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Luxurious rouge marble and doré bronze combine in this magnificent Louis XVI-inspired French annular dial clock. These grand timepieces, known as cercles tournants in France, are clocks with ring-shaped dials that revolve around a fixed pointer. This clock's time and strike movement are contained within the marble urn and features two dials, one denoting the hour, the other the minutes. The point of an arrow, held aloft by a charming Cupid, serves as the fixed pointer of this timepiece.

Annular dial clocks first appeared in France during the last half of the 18th century, at the height of Rococo fashion, and reappeared during the reign of Napoleon III. Their decorativeness and opulence were enormously appealing to France's wealthy patrons when fashion mirrored the tastes of French courtly society. The value of an annular clock depends on rarity, size, craftsmanship, and materials, and this timepiece excels on all accounts.

Circa 1880

14" wide x 10" deep x 23" high
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:Other
Type:Miscellaneous
Style:Annular Dial
Depth:10.0 Inches
Width:14.0 Inches
Height:23.0 Inches
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