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Antique French Empire clock of Psyche and Cupid signed by L.Ravrio bronzier a Paris and Mesnil Hr.


Antique ormolu French Empire mantel clock of monumental proportions and of the finest original ormnolu. Signed by the eminent makers Ravrio the bronzier who would have made the case and Mesnil the horologer who would have made the clock movement. The figures seem to be of Psyche and Cupid. Psyche holding a long swag of flowers while the winged cupid holds wreaths and also flowers. To the top of the case are wreaths and a cornucopia. The whole is set upon four superb feet and the rextangular base has very fine applied ormolu mounts on three sides. The clock housing is decorated with mouldings of forget-me-not flowers and has cross flaming torch mounts in the spandrel corners surrounding the dial. The dial is surrounded by a fine ormolu bezel decorated with celtic swirls. The dial is of convex white enamel and is signed "L Ravrio Bronzier a Paris" and above the VI "Mesnil Hr". The movement is a fine early large size circular plate movement regulated by a silk suspension and striking the hours and halves on a fine cast bell by means of a countwheel. France Circa 1815. Subsequent to sale found to be actually dated in movement 1811. 23 inches high by 20 inches wide by 6 inches deep ( 57.5 cms by 50 cms by 15 cm).

Stock Number: 4771
Price: SOLD
Availability: SOLD

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