Monumental Claude Galle (French. 1759-1846) Empire Bronze Clock

Starting: $10,000

An important 19th cent. Claude Galle “L’ASTRONOMIE ÉGYPTIENNE”clock, the clock is a wonderful and exquisite example of Parisian gilt-bronze or ‘ormolu’ work of the early 19th century Empire period.The case with its wonderful figures and mounts is the work of the French modeller and gilder Claude Galle. The clock depicting “Astronomie” standing Urania possibly by J.F Deniere with drafting tools and globe supported by Sphinx figures, further decorated with Egyptian motifs. Marked along the dial “Galle Rue De Richelieu” Comes with key. Provenance: Purchased form Mayfair Gallery for 33,900 Euros.