A large French Louis XVI ormolu ‘lion’ mantel clock, circa 1760
8-day movement with half hour striking, fine ormolu case.
enamel dial with Roman numerals and finely foliate pierced and engraved hands, 8-day spring driven movement with anchor escapement and silk suspended pendulum, countwheel half hour striking on a bell, fitted in an ormolu case hung with garlands and surmounted by an ornamental urn, supported by a lion it’s paw resting on an globe, base with diamond shaped pattern and rosettes to the corners, the front with a portrait of Louis XVI hung with garlands, the whole on turned feet.
(Height) 62 cm (Width) 36.5 cm (Depth) 18.5 cm
(Height) 24.4 in (Width) 14.4 in (Depth) 7.3 in
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