c.1806 Large French Ormolu, Patinated and Antico Verde Marble Mantle Clock.

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c.1806 Large French Ormolu, Patinated and Antico Verde Marble Mantle Clock.
Inv. #: P149
Case:

The superb case depicts a triumphant Jason clad in battle garb and reaching for the Golden Fleece that hangs from the patinated tree. The whole stands on a variegated marble base with four substantial animal feet.

Dial:

The well-cast ormolu dial features Jason and Medea on a chased ground with raised Roman numerals for the hours and nicely shaped steel Breguet-style hands.

Movement:

The eight-day time and strike movement has a silk thread suspension with the fast/slow off the backplate, customarily unusual winding arbor locations and countwheel striking on a bell.

Notes:

The time spring is dated 1806.

For a similar model see:

Kjellberg, pg. 413.
www.sundialfarm.com, Sold Category, Page 2, Inventory Number P122.
There are also examples in the former bathing area of the empress Josephine at the Chateau de Malmaison and in the Spanish Royal Collection in Madrid.

Size: 24.5in. x 16in.
Retail Price: On Request.

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