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The “Cupid” clock by Ferdinand Berthoud

An important patinated and gilt bronze clock depicting Cupid holding a drapery, which reveals a dial set on a truncated fluted column. He points to his attributes, a torch and a quiver, supported by a cloud of flowers. The beautifully enamelled date dial features a blued steel hand to mark the days and two openwork gilt bronze hands to mark the hours and minutes. It is signed by F. Berthoud Paris.
The set rests on a rectangular griotte red marble base, highlighted at the top by a double ormolu frieze of flowers and interlacing designs, and at the bottom by a frieze of alternating spandrels and acanthus leaves.

French work, circa 1880.



Height: 51 cm – Length: 52 cm – Depth: 23 cm

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