French Empire mantel clock 'La laitiere', ca. 1820.
Signature: Le Clerc a Bruxelles
Gilt bronze Empire clock depicting a horse-riding milkmaid. Eight-day movement with striking train. On the patinated base, two women in antique dress on either side of a cow, tasting and churning cream.
Literature: Tardy: French clocks the world over, Part II, p. 361.
Pierre Kjellberg: Encyclopedie de la pendule francaise etc., p. 376/377.
Vergoldete Bronzen, Ottomeyer en Pröschel, pagina 364.
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