Large portico clock from the Louis XVI period around 1780. signed Piolaine in Paris. watchmaker listed in the Tardy, dictionary of watchmakers. Consisting of white and black marble and golden bronze with finely carved mercury. Two-column architecture. pyramidal form. set with chiselled plates, half-balls, wrapped fall, rosettes and lion pasties. Large domed dial in white enamel. finely worked needles. dial protected by a curved glass. At the top triumphs an eagle resting on a column. The space between the columns is decorated: by a drapery and a pendulum sun. Rectangular base set with a row of beads and friezes perforated on the front and also on the sides.
Original mechanism without modification. ringing hours and half-hour on old bell.
State of preservation and remarkable authenticity, a very beautiful object.