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”Â ” a Paris”.
Dimensions: 20 ” ( 50 cm ) H x 15″ ( 37 cm ) L x 4″ ( 11 cm ) D
Ref. DR CH4066