French Empire clock of Venus uncovering Cupid.

French Empire clock of Venus uncovering Cupid.
A very fine French Empire patinated bronze and ormolu mantel clock. Set upon a shaped base with toupee feet and applied ormolu mounts. The clock housing in patinated bronze flanked by winged lions. The canted corners by urns on Thomas Hope style bases. The clock dial flanked by applied ormolu mounts of cupids. The main subject is of a woman holding a drape over the figure of a sleeping child in an elaborate cot with a dog ( the symbol of fidelity) at her side. Outstanding quality modelling and casting. The white convex enamel dial surrounded by a fine ormolu bezel and having good gilt bronze hands. 8 day bell striking movement. Circa 1806. Identical model in Palace of Fontainebleau bought in October 1806 for the secretariat d'etat de l'Empire francais a Fontainebleau, chambre de Madame Maret. See Musee national du Chateau de Fontainebleau. #17 pp 59. 16.5 inches high by 12.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches deep (41 cms by 31 cms by 14 cms).

Stock Number: 3476

Origin: France

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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