Movement on the dial signed Blanc Fils, Palais Royal. c.1810 Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Mantel Clock A good quality ormolu and patinated Empire mantel clock with a distinctly classical theme. A finely cast and burnished ormolu bust, probably Ceres, flanked by scrolls of equal quality, surmounts this unusual clock. Supporting the green patinated top section are four animal feet and what seemingly are the feet to the bust above. The mounts are all decorative elements originated in classical art. The large white porcelain dial has finely lettered black roman numerals and cast ormolu hands. The eight-day two-train movement strikes on a bell and still retains its original silk-thread suspension. Although unsigned, this clock is of equivalent quality to those clocks produced by the top contemporary makers. A similar clock is shown on page 383 in the Encyclopédie de La Pendule Française, Pierre Kjelberg.
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