Cupid Hunting on a Chariot Drawn by Doves

A French Empire gilt bronze clock; the urn form case flanked by swans; the dial signed ” Renard a Paris”.  The case is surmounted with a figure of Cupid on a chariot holding the reins to a pair of doves, belonging to his mother Venus, over a  sea of clouds. Cupid is going on a hunt symbolized by the falcon he is holding aloft in his right hand.  The whole raised on an oval base faced with an armorial and laurel leaf frieze on toupie feet. The quality of the bronze chasing and the original mercury gilding is superb.  Referenced on Page 376 of ” Les Plus Belles Pendules Francaises, De Louis XIV a l’Empire ” written by Giacomo and Aurelie Wannenes and published by Polistampa in 2013 and on page 128 of  French Bronze Clocks ” by Elke Niehuser also published by Shiffer.

Dimensions: 16.25″ ( 41 cm ) H x 9.5″ ( 24 cm ) W x 4.5″ ( 12 cm ) D

Ref. EC RS3525

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