A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre

A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre

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Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre

A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre. On top of the clock, Apollo is seated with a lyre in his right hand and a pennant of vine leaves and grapes topped with a pine cone in his left hand.

Description

A large ormolu bronze French mantel clock Apollo with its lyre.

Dial

The 12-cm white enamel dial has Roman numerals and a minute division. Surrounded by Arabic numerals for the date, fire-gilded bronze Fleur de Lies hands and a blued steel date hand. Signed: De Belle, Rue St. Honoré à Paris. Above the twelfth hour an arbre for the regularity of the clockwork.

Movement

Eight-day spring-powered anchor movement, pendulum with silk suspension. Bell percussion in full on the hour and once every half hour by means of a locking disc.

Housing

On top of the timepiece is Apollo with a lyre in his right hand and a pennant of vine leaves and grapes topped with a pine cone in his left hand. The timepiece rests on patinated rocks with a pan flute and a Greek vase on top. Under the dial grape leaves with grapes. Palmettes on the sides of the base and a frieze of a love car in the middle.

Mythology

Apollo was one of the most important gods in Greek mythology. Of all the gods, his worship was the most widespread among the Greek people and enjoyed the highest esteem.

Origin
France, Paris
Period
Around 1795, Directoire
Material
Bronze, Gilded bronze, enamel
Signature
‘De Belle, Rue St. Honoré à Paris.’
Reference
100-16
Sizes
61.5 x 43 x 13.5 cm

Offered by

Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks

't Hofke 28
5374 HE Schaijk
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 51 169 169
http://www.clocksantique.nl

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