Psyche Crowning Amor
A very popular model clock in its time produced throughout the early French Empire period through the mid 19thC. It was made in various sizes and specifications, ie. with patinated or gilded bronze figures, red, white, sienna, red griotte marble bases, etc. At the time one could virtually have the clock made to order. Psyche stands to the right of the domed clock plinth, holding her hands aloft with a gilded wreath, (not shown), Amor stands to the left. The stepped yellow Sienna marble case is richly decorated with gilded bronze, including an Apollo mask. The whole sits on four lions paw feet. The clock has it’s original silk string suspension movement ringing the hours and halfs on a bell.
Dimensions: 31″ ( 79 cm ) H x 20″ ( 51 cm ) W x 9″ ( 23 cm ) D
Ref. PA SM10575