French Ormolu Empire Clock, Circa 1800. A very fine example of a French Empire fire gilded ormolu / mercury clock depicting two young lovers portraying the allegory of music. The pair of figures are draped in smart clothes featuring fine detail. The figural group surmount the clock drum; the gentleman hold a lute in his hand whilst the lady holds a tambourine.The figures display the finest chasing throughout, pay particular attention to the hair and eyes. To the front elevation, the clock features a white enamel dial with Roman numerals surrounded by an ormolu rim. This fine clock stands upon a rectangular detachable wooden base. The original mechanism is present without modification featuring a suspension silk thread. The clock features a twin train mechanical movement striking the hours and half on a bell. The bell, pendulum and winding key are present. 28 cm high x 21.5 cm wide. 39 cm high x 22.5 cm wide. Condition: Overall, the clock is in good working condition.
The ormolu is in good condition and retains a very good colour. Please note, whilst the clock currently works, during transport, all clocks are moved around a lot, and therefore, they may require setting up upon receiving them as well as the possibility of requiring professional assistance or a service as they can get'stuck'. There is no guarantee that the clock will work smoothly after it has been transported. Please study the pictures and ask any questions that you may have. All of our labels are bought online, and therefore all have tracking to ensure the item arrives to you.This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks". The seller is "alpha_and_omega_antiques" and is located in this country: GB.
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