Antique French Empire Ormolu Mantel Clock of the Goddess Iris

Antique French Empire Ormolu  Mantel Clock of the Goddess Iris
French Empire antique ormolu mantel clock of the Goddess Iris sitting on the clock housing. Very fine quality casting and superb ormolu. The figure of Iris 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 the Iris 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 signed Schuller a Paris with original Breguet style moon hands of a particularly fine design. Tardy mentions Schuller working in Paris, Rue Jean-Robery in 1812 and in Rue Transonain 1830-40. 8 day bell striking movement by use of countwheel and the time regulated by a silk suspended pendulum. Case is stamped with the letter B. 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).

Stock Number: 5575

Origin: France

Price: £5,550

Availability: In Stock

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