A magnificent French Empire mantel clock, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Lesieur, circa 1810
8-day spring driven movement with anchor escapement and silks suspended pendulum signed Lesieur à Paris, countwheel half hour striking on a bell, ormolu relief dial with Roman numerals forming the shield of Jason, finely cast and chiseled figure of Jason reaching for the Golden Fleece after having defeated the monster lying at his feet partly covered by a cloth, in front of a patinated bronze tree, rectangular verde antico marble plinth raised on ormolu claw feet.
The design and execution case of this superb mantel clock can be attributed to Pierre-François Feuchère (1737-1823). An identical clock by him is in the Musée de Malmaison. Another is in the Royal Palace in Madrid which was supplied to the Spanish Royal family.