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Gilt bronze clock in the form of...

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Gilt bronze clock in the form of a shield, with the inscription: "A Moi".
The movement is supported by two intersecting quivers resting on an octagonal base with applique decoration of Chronos in a boat, led by a Love. Claw feet.
White enamel dial with Roman numerals and indexes, signed Jaquot in Caen. Wire movement.
Directoire period.
34 × 18 × 11.5 cm.
A glass globe is attached.
This watchmaker is installed in Caen since 1783.
The theme chosen here for the applied ornament of the base is inspired by a song in vogue during the Revolution, entitled "Le voyage de l'Amour et du Temps", composed by the viscount Joseph-Alexandre de Ségur. This scene refers to the passage where "Love makes time pass", a direct allusion to the arrow piercing the heart under the dedication "To Me".
Bibliography :
DUPUY-BAYLET, Marie-France, Pendules du mobilier national 1800-1870, éditions Faton, Dijon, 2006.

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