Saint Paul French Empire Clock
A gilt and patinated bronze French Empire 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 centred 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 halves 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