Antique French Empire ormolu clock of Cupid Carrying Time with Royal connections.

Antique French Empire ormolu clock of Cupid Carrying Time with Royal connections.
A Fine Ormolu mantle Clock after a Design by Thomire of Cupid Carrying Time. Dated 1811.This theme is constantly repeated during theDirectoire & Empire period. Thomire is known to have used this model & although this clock is unsigned it does carry the hallmarks of Thomire's hand or at least his workshop. The quality of the ormolu & the way that it has been worked to give texture to the skin of the Cupid, the fine work to the wings & the burnishing indicates the hand of the best chisseleurs.The movement is of 8 day duration bell striking the hours & halves & regulated by a silk suspended pendulum. Formerly the property of Lady Bowker, a close confidant and friend of Lady Diana Spencer ( Princess Diana). 17Inches high by 8.5"wide and 4.5" Deep

Stock Number: 1681

Origin: French

Price: £5,950

Availability: In Stock

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