An extremely fine Empire Cercles Tournants mantle clock of eight day duration engraved “De l'heures en nos plaisirs cette bulle est límage”.
Enameled circular dials with Roman numerals and winding holes hidden behind swivelling ribbons. The movement with anchor escapement, silk thread suspension, striking on the hour and half hour on a single bell, with outside count wheel. The case with dial mounted upon a rectangular plinth flanked by arrow quivers, with a young boy to the right leaning over the plinth as he blows a glass bubble, a second child seated to the left of the plinth holding out a scallop shell, set upon a marble base.
Paris, date circa 1820
Literature: Die Französische Bronzeuhr, Elke Niehüser, nr 284, pagina 176.
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