PENDULE AU BON SAUVAGE Dumont à Paris ca. 1790 France
ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK
Signed: Dumont à Paris
The brass movement with anchor escapement and pendulum.
Striking work on count-wheel with hour striking and one strike on the half hour. The going and striking work are both driven by a barrel.
The round, white enameled dial with black enameled Roman numerals for the hours, and black Arabic numerals for the quarters, and stripes for the minutes.
In the center the two brass fire gilt and engraved hands, the winding up holes and the black enameled signature “Dumont à Paris”.
The movement within a brass fire gilt and round case. Set on top of the case a sitting figure of a native holding a bow and arrow representing Africa.
On the right side of the case a brass fire gilt turtle and on the left side a fire-gilt panther. All set on a patinated bronze base with fire gilt ornaments of cupids and garlands, and six toupie feet
Duration: 8 days
Height 46 cm.
Width 37 cm.
Depth 16 cm.
Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français. p. 204.