Lot 4003 - ibid106 Ibid Clocks - Wednesday, 02. October 2019, 01.30 PM

MANTEL CLOCK "LA NOURRICE AFRICAINE", WITH PENDULUM

Empire style, Paris. After a design by Louis Croutelle aîné (1765-1829).
Bronze, in part dark-patinated and gilt. Glass eyes. Designed as a striding Nubian woman holding a baby. The movement surrounded by a bushel of bamboo which the Nubian woman is carrying on her head. On a rectangular base. White enamel dial. Parisian movement, striking the 1/2-hour on bell. H 41 cm. Losses in the patina. Wire suspension, torn. GIlding, rubbed.
24x13x41 cm.

Hans Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, 1986, p. 381, No. 5.15.27, with a clock of the same model, the movement by Herbin à Paris.
Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pendule Française du Moyen Age au XXe Siècle, 1997, p. 345, Illustrations by F. Elke Niehüser, Die Französische Bronzeuhr, 1997, p. 238, Illustration 818.

CHF 1 000 / 1 500

€ 880 / 1 320

Sold for CHF 8 750 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.