French Empire Gilt Bronze and Griotte Marble Clock Depicting Apollo God of Music and the Arts
A gilt bronze and griotte marble French Empire clock depicting Apollo Greek God of Music Art Literature and Sciences. The clock shows a a gilt bronze winged figure of Apollo leaning against a griotte marble altar pedestal decorated with gilt bronze garlands. At the center of the pedestal is the clock’s dial and movement. Sitting on top of the pedestal is a standing harp, a mallet and a scroll. The whole is supported by a griotte marble base with a gilt bronze frieze showing a number of frolicking and dancing cupids playing music, drinking wine, waving laurel wreaths, carrying a standard and even crowning a bust of Athena. The base sits on two owl feet at the front and block feet at the back.
The clock has a white enamel dial with roman numerals and its original steel string suspension movement ringing the hours and halfs on a bell.
Dimensions: 22″ ( 56 cm ) H x 16″ ( 40 cm ) W x 8″ ( 20 cm ) D