A French Empire ormolu and bronze ‘au bon sauvage’ mantel clock, circa 1800
8.3-cm enamel dial with Roman numerals signed L. Debeeff à Aix Le Chapelle and Breguet hands, 8-day spring driven movement with anchor escapement and silk suspended pendulum, countwheel half hour striking on a bell, fitted in a ormolu case shaped as a cotton bale, flanked by a sailor and on the other side by an anchor, ore and drum, rectangular base with canted corners with a fine relief showing putti unloading a ship, the whole raised on drum shaped feet.
(Height) 37 cm (Width) 30.5 cm (Depth) 11 cm
(Height) 14.6 in (Width) 12 in (Depth) 4.3 in
L. Debeeff à Aix Le Chapelle