Is Love timeless? Amor on the go with Time
French ormolu mantel clock made by
COMMINGES PARIS, c. 1820
The beautiful ormolu case depicts Amor carrying a clock on his back. The movement is draped suggestion motion, whilst Amor has a bow in his hand. The whole is situated on a rectangular bas, which is embellished on the front with ribbons and a swag and rests on four engine-turned feet.
The typically French spring-driven eight-day movement has going and striking trains, constructed between circular plates. The going train has anchor escapement with a short silk- suspended pendulum. The pendulum bob is in the shape of a butterfly. The striking indicates the hours fully and the half hours with a single stroke, controlled by a external countwheel (visible on the backplate).
The time is indicated by a pair of blued-steel Breguet hands on a white enamelled Roman dial, which the maker has signed in the following manner: Comminges Palais Royal No. 62. Note
The butterfly has various symbolic meanings, one of which is transitoriness, which seems to be applicable here.
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