Pendule a La Bacchante

The drum shaped ormolu clock case, which is surmounted by a figure of Bacchante, is suspended between cupids sitting on seated goats, eating grapes.

A similar clock is illustrated in Encyclopédie de La Pendule Français from Maurice Segoura and another is in the Musée du Petit Palais in Paris.

White enamel dial

The white enamel dial, with Arabic numerals, is signed Manière à Paris; resting on a white marble base decorated with ormolu above six shaped turned ormolu feet.


Width: 40 16
Depth: 11 4
Height: 52 20

Charles-Guillaume Maniere

The son of a Parisian master clockmaker, Manière became a maître in 1778 and continued to be active in Paris between 1778-1812. He had premises, from 1781 at rue des Prouvaires, from 1789 at rue des Merciers, from 1806 in the rue Christine and finally from 1810-12 in the rue Bertin-Proirée.

He was the principal clockmaker to the marchand-mercier, Dominique Daguerre and his successor Martin-Eloi Lignereux, who supplied works of art to George IV when he was Prince of Wales. He also collaborated with ébénistes and bronzeurs, including Pierre-Philippe Thomire and François Rémond, who produced cases for his clocks.