Pierre Philippe Thomire

Cupids-David-Roche-Clock

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 4

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A skeleton clock attributed to French enamellist and creator of fine clocks Joseph Coteau (1740-1812) can be found in the David Roche Collection in Adelaide S.A

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

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A style of clock that emerged during the reign of France’s King Louis XVI (1638-1715) was one where the works were on view, which are known as ‘skeleton clocks’

Pierre Robinet, Master Clockmaker 1776, Louis XVI, white marble with gilt bronze, with sculptures of strength and justice standing before two pilasters surmounted by two lions and an eagle perched on a globe above the dial, The David Roche Foundation House Museum and Gallery

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 1

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Before the revolution in France its ideas philosophies fashions and passions of the age were reflected in the design and decoration of gloriously gilded clocks

Antiques Renaissance to Retro – Treasures & Princely Taste

Antiques Renaissance to Retro – Treasures & Princely Taste

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Sotheby’s are offering at their London premises in July 50 antique treasures augmented by royal and historical provenances from the Renaissance to the Retro age