Kunst und Antiquitäten → A very rare Pair 'Le Porteur' Empire Tableclocks 'Dancing Omphale' and 'Hercules'
Around 1800/10. Bronze, fire gilded, engraved and polished. Round movement, verge escapement, engraved balance cock, white dials, roman numerals, central hands (1 hand damaged), one movement marked 'Coulin à Geneva'. Thomire worked amongs others with Galle and for Pierre Gouthière, later after 1770/80 also as official bronzier for Sèvres. - Literature: Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopédie la Pendule Francaise, 1997, similar pict. p. 403, pict. D and p. 409, pict. F; Baillie, 1985. - Provenance: Private Collection Hamburg. -