Antique 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clock


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Pierre-Victor Ledure Bronzier/ Dabert (working Paris1811-1823)

A very fine French Empire mantel clock of petite proportions. The superbly cast and mercury gilded case depicting Music & Poetry. The winged cupid playing the Lyre, a wreath & books to his side over an enamel dial ring, the panel cast with scrolling acanthus & inscribed ‘HOMERE VIRGILE’, flanked by swan mounts. To the right a flaming torchere is supporting a lyre. The stepped base with waterleaf moulding and ball feet. The eight day silk suspension movement countwheel striking the hour & half hour on a bell. Retaining the original matt & burnished gilding.

Height 11 5/8” (29.5cm)

Width 10 1/2” (26.5cm)

Depth 4” (10cm)


Circa 1815

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