Sale 644 Lot 38

A French Gilt Bronze and Marble Mantel Clock with a Decimal and Conventional Dial
circa 1795
the circular enameled dial with inner numerals from 1 to 5 and outer numerals from 1 to 12, the movement striking on a bell with a silk suspension, the dial set on and flanked by foliate scrolls, the shaped base cast to show addorsed recumbent goats terminating in six paw feet, further over a rectangular base ending in toupie feet.
Height 19 x width 15 7/8 inches.
Estimate $2,000-4,000


Provenance:
The Time Museum, Rockford, Illinois, Inventory No. 120

Note:
The French Republican or French Revolutionary calendar, also known as "decimal time," was used by the French government for approximately 12 years, from late 1793 through 1805.







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