A good French Empire patinated and gilt bronze urn mantel clock, circa 1800.
The 11-cm enamel dial has Roman numerals. The blued steel hands are of the Breguet type.
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 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.