“the Nourishing Sea”, Empire Clock, Circa 1810 flag

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"“the Nourishing Sea”, Empire Clock, Circa 1810"
Allegory of Love, very famous theme, so different bronziers have made different versions of this theme (Thomire, Galle). This version is known as the work of Jean André Reiche (Source: A journy through clocks, Masterwroks of the Parnassia Collection, I, page 220-224)
In this beautiful image, "Venus (Hope) breastfeeds the cupid (love).
This clock is also known as "La mer nourricière" or nourishing sea, symbol of unconditional love.
The timepiece is signed by Diot a Paris.
Dimensions: 43 x 43 x 13 cm

Other examples of this clock can be found in: Royal Palace in Amsterdam, another belonged to Admiral Duke Decés, Napoleon's Minister of the Navy, and one can be found in Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.
Painting: This theme is also reflected in "Hope Nursing Love", Miss Morris as Hope Nursing Cupid, um 1770, 1912) by Joshua Reynolds

Source: Die französische Bronzeuhr: eine Typologie der figürlichen...
Niehüser, Elke, page 123
Price: 5 500 €
Artist: Attribué à Jean André Reiche
Period: 19th century
Style: Consulat, Empire
Condition: Good condition

Material: Bronze
Length: 43
Width: 43
Diameter: 13

Reference: 1222176
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