|French Empire antique ormolu mantel clock of a winged maiden sitting on the clock housing.
Very fine quality casting and superb ormolu.
The figure of the woman is very well cast and finished in matt and burnished ormolu.
To her right is a magnificent classical urn in ormolu with applied ormolu mounts of female classical muses.
To the base is a fine cast bronze plaque in high relief showing what appears to be Aurora flying with the urn over a rainbow.
To each side of this are a bust of a man and a woman within a wreath of laurel leaves.
A lovely convex white enamel dial with lovely original Brguet style moon hands of a particularly fine design.
8 day bell striking movement by use of countwheel and the time regulated by a silk suspended pendulum.
Identical clock in the Dutch Royal Collection . Bought for the Palace of Soestdijk. Known as the Iris clock. Koninklijke Klokken Royal Clocks in Paleis Het Loo pp.43.
France circa 1810-15.
20.5 inches high ( 51.25 cm).