French Empire Skeleton Clock
A classic two dimensional French Empire skeleton clock, the finely chased and mercury gilded case depicts Amour holding a flaming torch and a banner, symbol of war, seated on a quiver full of arrows and set on top of the dial and movement. The dial is framed by two vestal virgins each holding a garland of flowers. Under the dial is another vestal virgin holding an anchor by its rope in one hand and with the other hand she is offering a thirsty Amour a goblet of water. The entire assembly is mounted on a black marble base supported by gilded bronze feet. The while enamel dial shows the hours in Roman numerals and is signed “Chopin a Paris”.
Dimensions: 20″H (50cm) x 15″W (37cm) x 4″D (11cm)
Ref. DR CH4066