French Directoire Gilt Bronze & Marble Mantel Clock

June 21, 2013 Posted in:
French Directoire Gilt Bronze & Marble Mantel Clock

An early 19th century, French, gilt bronze and marble mantel clock. The carrera marble body containing a circular enamel dial with roman numerals, a figure of Fidelity stands to one side with cupid floating on clouds to the other, his bow and arrows at his feet, between them sits a spaniel. The dial hung with a swag of roses, above a platform base with entwined leafy panels and toupie feet.  Retaining the original mercurial gilding. The eight day movement with silk suspension striking the hour and half hour, via an outside count wheel, on a bell.

Circa 1800