PENDULE BORNE - Epoque Empire.

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PENDULE BORNE - Epoque Empire.
BRONZE HANGER with bronze patina medal and gilt bronze called "Coronation of Love". The dial with Roman numerals in guilloché and gilded metal, signed " Aug. Marchand, rue Richelieu ", is included in a bollard. Rectangular base with a recess resting on winged claw feet. Applique ornaments such as laurel wreaths, bows and quivers. Threaded movement, with a key. Empire period. D.: 58 x 37 x 17.5 cm. The figures of Psyche and Love derive from a model by the sculptor Claude Michallon (1751-1799), a model himself inspired by an antique marble kept in the Capitoline Museums in Rome, dating from the 1st or 2nd century AD, from a Greek original from the Hellenistic period. Michallon's model was a resounding success, being used for the production of important bronze clocks, notably by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) illustrated in Decorative bronze of Pierre-Philippe Thomire, Leningrad, 1984 (p.59, no. 114). In 1816, Pierre-François Feuchère (1732-1823) exhibited a project of very comparable figures entitled Pendule de Psyché couronnant l'Amour. At the second Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie Française in 1819, Moléon described at length the bronzes made by Feuchère: "Pendulum representing Love and Psyche, a superb model executed by the same late Michallon".