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Clock Allegory of Time, Choiselat Gallien, Lesieur à Paris
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Clock "Allegory of Time", Choiselat Gallien and Lesieur

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French Restauration clock with bronze statue featuring the allegory of Time. Signed "Choiselat Gallien" and "Lesieur à Paris".

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Large clock with bronze sculpture featuring the allegorical figure of Time as a winged and bearded old man carrying the ormolu dial under his arm. In the other hand he holds the scythe, the attribute of the "Grim Reaper" and symbol of Death. He is walking near a column with hieroglyphs, allusion to the disappeared Ancient Egyptian civilization. Other motifs symbolize the passing of time, such as the snake biting its tail that adorns the dial, as well as the scene that decorates the base. It illustrates Time sailing on the Styx - one of the rivers and crossing points to the Underworld, in the company of Cupid.

 

The clock rests on a red Griotte marble base above four winged claw feet. The dial is signed by the bronzier Louis-Isidore Choiselat (1784-1853) and the watchmaker Lesieur: "Choiselat Gallien" and "Lesieur à Paris".


Circa :1820
Dim: W: 16,9 in - D: 8,7in - H: 22in.
Dim: L:43cm, P:22cm, H:56cm.


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The clock is in overall good condition, with light wear consistent with age and use. The marble with small chips. The clockwork has been cleaned, serviced, and is in working condition.

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