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Gilt bronze and porcelain clock and barometer set by Michel Balthazar

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Ormolu, Porcelain, Enamel.
Dimensions
W. 11.02 in; H. 26.38 in; D. 3.54 in;
W. 28 cm; H. 67 cm; D. 9 cm;
Creation Date 1870
Description French, c. 1870
Height 67cm, width 28cm, depth 9cm
 
This wall clock and barometer pair are contained within identical gilt bronze cases, feature identical gilt bronze mounts, and are inset with matching porcelain plaques. The circular dial of each piece is crafted from enamel, the clock dial inscribed with Roman numeral hours and the barometer dial marked with distinct air pressure bands.
 
The gilt bronze drum of each piece is topped with a gilt bronze crown that is mounted with a porcelain plaque painted with a cherub and various instruments associated with astronomy. This plaque is surrounded by an ornate gilt bronze frame, featuring tied ribbon and various foliate and floral motifs, all wrought from gilt bronze. Below the drum of each piece is affixed another gilt bronze frame, also inset with a porcelain plaque painted in a manner comparable to the plaque inset to the top.
 
The clock dial is signed ‘Balthazard / A Paris’, while the barometer dial is signed ‘Passemant / Au Louvre’. The movement of the clock is marked with the stamp of Japy Freres.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 16287
Incollect Reference Number 378541
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