Louis XVI French Figural Mantle Clock.

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Louis XVI French Figural Mantle Clock.
Inv. #: p160
Case:

The ormolu rockwork case has patinated figures to the sides, military implements and several flags above and stands on a red variegated base with flattened bun feet. A celebration of the warrior, the female figure, wearing a flowing robe, kneels with outstretched arms before a soldier wearing a Roman era uniform.

Dial:

The nicely lettered white porcelain dial has Roman numerals for the hours, Arabic 5-minute marks and elaborate ormolu hands.

Movement:

The eight-day time and strike movement has flat bottom plates, a silk-thread suspension with the fast/slow out the dial and countwheel striking on a bell.

Ref:

This clock is illustrated in ‘La Pendule Francaise’, pg. 274.

Size: 15.5 in. high
13 in. wide
Retail Price: $ 7,500.

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