An antique gilt bronze and patinated 'aux sauvage' mantel clock called "Le Commerce"
Representing a merchant holding a parrot over a bale surmounted by a box, accompanied by a child in native American attire. The base decorated with a trading scene, resting on four small circular feet. The enamel dial with Roman numerals and gilt directoire hands. The 8 day going movement with silk suspension strikes on a bell.
The case design reflects the vogue for exoticism that prevailed during the eighteenth century and continued into the next century. c. 1800
Price: band F
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