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Very fine Louis XVI mantel clock with exceptional two-colored gilding.  Two large volutes flank the clock face, which is surmounted by a globe.  A relief depicting putti playing musical instruments is below. The pink gilding on the body of the clock is burnished to a brilliant mirror-like finish: the yellow gilded pieces are in a matte finish.

Movement by Revel.

Ex Collection:  Mr. and Mrs. William Paley

Another model, identical, except with a figure of Cupid replacing the globe, is found in the Spanish Royal Collections. See : J. Ramon Colon De Carvajal; Catālogo de Relojes del Patrimonio Nacional ;  Nš 50.

Height (ins.): 14 (35.6 cm.)      Length/Width (ins.): 11.75 (29.8 cm.)      Depth (ins.): 4.25 (11.4 cm.)
Origin: France     Period: Louis XVI