French Empire Gilt Bronze Clock of Aurora Announcing a New Day
A period French Empire mantel clock with a case of finely chased and gilt bronze. Aurora stands to the left of the circular clock plinth pulling back a starry cloak over the globe of the world with her left hand announcing a new day. She holds a flambeau in her right hand. The globe is held aloft with winged cupids blowing away clouds and is also decorated with three signs of the zodiac along the bottom front. A crowing rooster to the left of the plinth also heralds the new day.
The clock has it’s original eight day silk string suspension movement, the white enamel dial with roman numerals.
The clock is referenced on Page 394 of the “Encyclopedie de La Pendule Francaise’ by Pierre Kjellberg.
Dimensions: 17.5″H (44cm) x 15.5″W (39cm) x 5.5″D (14cm)