A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800.

A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800.

Price: € 55000

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800. A French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock personifying America, circa 1800.

Beautiful ormolu and bronze mantel clock personifying America. Eight day movement with half hour striking.

The dial

The 11.5-cm enamel dial is signed Terriens à paris and has Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the quarter marking. The beautiful pierced and engraved hands are made of gilt brass. The dial is fitted in a finely chiseled ormolu bezel.

The movement

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

The case

The patinated bronze case has convex sides and is raised on turned ormolu feet. To the front there is a high relief showing a tropical landscape with palm trees in which three figures personify hunting, farming and fishing. The whole is surmounted by an ormolu cart with four wheels on which lays a dragon having the reigns in its mouth. Behind the dragon is a hunter wearing feather garment and headdress holding a bow and arrow in his hands.

Signature
Terriens à Paris
Reference
300-117
Sizes
51.5 x 38 x 13 cm

Offered by

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 6129742
http://www.gudemeis.com/

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