Antique Empire ormolu mantel clock signed G. Unden

Antique Empire ormolu mantel clock signed G. Unden
A very attractive and unusual Empire clock in ormolu of a cupid beneath a helmet. A lovely design with a cupid sitting on a day bed holding his bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. He sits beneath an ormolu mounted patinated bronze helmet with an ormolu mount of a grotesque mask to the helmet's peak and an ormolu tasselled helm and ormolu ear guards. The day bed has tasselled corners and fine bracket feet with forget-me-not flower terminals. Between the bracket feet is a lozenge with crossed swords within a wreath. The rectangular base sitting upon toupee feet has a large applied mount to the front with crossed war clubs over the lighting bolts of Zeus. Further applied mounts to each side have a bow and qiver hanging from ribbons. The movement and dial are set within the helmet. The white convex enamel dial is set within a superb ormolu bezel. The hour numerals are of Roman style and in black. The original gilt bronze hands are of a fine and delicate design. The dial is signed Gustaf Unden. The movement is of 8 day duration and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. The timekeeping is regulated by a silk suspended pendulum. Circa 1807. 12.75 inches wide (32cm). Identical model in Pierre Kjellbergs " Encyclopedie de la Pendule Francaises" pp 446

Stock Number: 5032

Price: £7,750

Availability: In Stock

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