“Saint Paul” French Empire Clock

A gilt and patinated bronze mantle clock depicting a bearded standing Saint Paul beautifully cast in patinated bronze, his left elbow resting on the gilded plinth beside a scroll; his left hand holding a gilded sword, emblematic of the saint. The plinth is decorated with a vertical rod entwined by a viper the gilded rectangular base decorated with a finely cast mount centered by a rondel showing the two Janus heads; the whole on a further stepped and decorated base.  The dial features a silvered chapter ring, the twin barrel movement with its original silk-string suspension movement rings the hours and halfs on a bell.

An identical model of this clock is found in the Spanish Royal Collection. Reference images.

Dimensions: 25″H ( 64cm ) x 15.5″( 40cm ) W x 6.5″ ( 17cm ) D

Ref: OS NT7522

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