A French Empire ormolu and bronze mantel clock, Trouvarelles à Paris, circa 1800


The dial

The 9-cm wide enamel dial has Roman numerals for the hours and inner Arabic numerals for the date. The ormolu hands are engraved and pierced. The date is indicated by a steel pointer.

The movement

The movement is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It is regulated by an anchor escapement in combination with a silk suspended pendulum. It strikes the hours and half hours on a bell by means of a count wheel.

The case

The rectangular bronze case with stepped top is surmounted by a reclining lion. The front is embellished by ormolu leaves around the finely engraved bezel. To the sides there are ormolu mounts incorporating a vase with flowers and further leaves. The base is supported by two sfinxes at the front and two feet at the back. The whole is placed on a break front plinth raised on turned and engraved feet.


(Height) 34 cm (Width) 19 cm (Depth) 16 cm
(Height) 13.4 in (Width) 7.5 in (Depth) 6.3 in


€ 8.250


Trouvarelles à Paris

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