Palatial Scale French Empire Patinated and Gilt Bronze Clock of Cupid and Eurydice
A palatial scale late French Empire mantle clock depicting cupid and Eurydice. The rectangular patinated bronze base is on four lions paw feet and has a gilded frieze across the entire front depicting scenes of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. A patinated figure of a winged Cupid stands to the left of the rectangular plinth; the plinth is decorated with bronze mounts, stars, swags, lyre etc. including a cloaked gilded urn on top. The gilded dial has inset white enamel numerals between signs of the zodiac. The clock movement has its original silk-string suspension system ringing the hours and halfs on a bell. French circa 1825.
Dimensions: 37″H (94cm) x 22″W (56cm) x 9″D (23cm)