Late Empire ‘Roman Triumph’ Chariot Clock
A patinated bronze figure of Caesar, (or a marshal, or general) is standing in a chariot holding a gilded wreath in his outstretched hand. The chariot with a large gilded eagle across the front is being drawn by two winged rearing horses; sitting side saddle on one is a ‘goddess’ playing a gilded horn heralding the arrival of Caesar. The figures and horses are exceptionally well cast and chased. The spoke wheel of the chariot houses the open dial of the clock which has a white enamel chapter ring. (Could the chariot be riding on clouds)? The whole sits on a dark green rectangular marble base with gilded bronze decoration on the middle and ends; the base sits on four decorative gilded bun feet. There is an interesting label glued to the back of the clock base which says ‘Given to mark Christmas 1966, Empire clock and candelabra (from Berdorf cost $5.775). French circa 1880.
Dimensions: 19″W (48cm) x 17″H (43cm) x 7″D (18cm)