Chariot clock of the alliance between Psyché and Cupid (soul and love)/ butterfly chariot, by Arnoux à Paris, ca. 1810.
No.124. Chariot clock of the alliance between Psyché and Eros (soul and love)/ butterfly chariot, by Arnoux à Paris, ca. 1810. . «Pendule au char de Psyché (l’âme) mariée à Eros (l’amour), au char aux papillons ». Clock from the Empire period circa 1810 in a beautiful and majestic style, thematizing the myth of Psyche and Eros. The symbolism of the butterfly and Psyche are inextricably linked together in elevating the soul. Two butterflies represent prosperity in friendship and marriage. Eight day movement, silk suspended pendulum, striking the hours and half hours on a bell. Exceptional quality of fire-gilt bronze( mercury gilding) and design. In perfect and original condition. HxWxD 45x34x10 cm. Price € 12.500, -