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A good French Empire patinated and gilt bronze urn mantel clock, circa 1800.


The dial

The 11-cm enamel dial has Roman numerals. The blued steel hands are of the Breguet type.

The movement

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

The case

The movement is fitted in a patinated bronze urn shaped case adorned with classical ormolu reliefs at the front. To the sides are similar reliefs that form the tail of a mythical animal with wings crawling upwards. In the middle is a stepped base with a seated putto. The whole is supported by stylized animal feet with acanthus leaves and connected by a similar classical relief. Placed on a stepped moulded base raised on turned feet.


(Height) 39.5 cm (Width) 20 cm (Depth) 13cm
(Height) 15.5 in (Width) 7.8 in (Depth) 5.1 in



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