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Gilt Bronze and Porcelain Clock and Barometer Set by Michel Balthazar

$48,849.30per set


This wall clock and barometer pair are contained within identical gilt bronze cases, feature identical gilt bronze mounts, and are inset with matching porcelain plaques. The circular dial of each piece is crafted from enamel, the clock dial inscribed with Roman numeral hours and the barometer dial marked with distinct air pressure bands. The gilt bronze drum of each piece is topped with a gilt bronze crown that is mounted with a porcelain plaque painted with a cherub and various instruments associated with astronomy. This plaque is surrounded by an ornate gilt bronze frame, featuring tied ribbon and various foliate and floral motifs, all wrought from gilt bronze. Below the drum of each piece is affixed another gilt bronze frame, also inset with a porcelain plaque painted in a manner comparable to the plaque inset to the top. The clock dial is signed ‘Balthazard / A Paris’, while the barometer dial is signed ‘Passemant / Au Louvre’. The movement of the clock is marked with the stamp of Japy Frères.


  • Creator
    Balthazard (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Width: 11.03 in. (28 cm)Depth: 3.55 in. (9 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 162951stDibs: LU956317611992

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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Located in London, United Kingdom
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