Highly important and rare Italian neo-classical clock.
Rome, circa 1810.
Possibly after a design by Francesco Righetti.
Francesco and Luigi Righetti, important goldsmiths, active at the end of the eighteen century in Rome.
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English horizontal movement signed:
Jefferson – Bruton Street
Gilted bronze in two tones of gold, specimen marbles and camee.
The top of the column with symbols of Knowledge, Philosophy and Study on a pierced gilted bronze foliate rim.
The complex mechanism with two reading bands revolving.
The upper band is inscribed with Arabic minute figures, the second band, below this one, has the hours represented in Roman numerals, above a larger pierced foliate rim.
The lower part of the column with gilt bronze antique figures in low relief on a ribbed and square base with four flowers on a
larger base pierced with nineteen Roman bidded frame square marble specimen, with in the centre a mid 18th century oval camee representing a Roman Emperor on a base raised on four bun feet.
Width: 11,5” / 29 cm.
Height: 26” / 66 cm.
Royal Clocks – The British Monarchy and its Time Keepers
1300 – 1900.
Robert Hale – London, 1983
Page 145; 156.