Clock "l'Amérique" in patinated bronze and... - Lot 29 - Osenat

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Clock "l'Amérique" in patinated bronze and... - Lot 29 - Osenat
Clock "l'Amérique" in patinated bronze and gilt bronze representing an Indian woman wearing a crown of feathers, a double necklace of pearls, bracelets of pearls on each arm and earrings, dressed in a feathered loincloth, her quiver on her back, one foot resting on a crocodile whose tail surrounds a palm tree. She is holding a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. She is seated on the enamelled dial with Arabic numerals for the hours and minutes signed Deverberie Rue Barbette N°485 in Paris. It rests on an oval base decorated with pearls and garlands of foliage and fruit, it is finished with small feet Early 19th century (restorations, small missing) H. 48 cm L. 37 cm D. 15.5 cm This model was made after a pen and watercolour drawing bearing the inscription: Deverberie horloger an VII and on the top right the n°54 in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Cabinet des Estampes (Le 30). De Verberie or Verberyen 1804, rue des fossés, active clockmaker rue Barbette in 1800, boulevard du temple in 1804 then rue du Temple in 1812-1820. A clock of identical model appeared at the exhibition: - "Pendule au Nègre" St Omer Musée de l'Hôtel Sandelin from 29 April to 12 June 1978 pp. 30-31, fig. 18 and 19 - "De Noir et d'Or", pendules "au bon sauvage", Brussels, Musée Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire 1993. One example is reproduced in the book: - Elke Niehüser, French Bronze Clocks, Munich 1999, Schiffer Ed. p. 147, fig. 237-238. - Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la pendule française, Paris 1994, l'Amateur Ed. , p. 353.
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