Important Empire period chased bronze and gilt bronze clock
featuring allegorical figures.
The clock is topped by a half-open cage containing Amour
begging Venus to free him.
The enameled dial, signed Thiéry Paris, shows the hours in Roman numerals
and minutes in Arabic numerals, is set in a terminal embellished with
foliage. It is flanked by two griffins with outstretched wings.
The whole rests on a base mounted on four claw feet decorated with
and centered on a bas-relief of a putto clutching the tails of two Sphynxes.
on the tails of two Sphynxes.
It has its own key and has been overhauled.
The gilding is in very good condition.
Parisian work from the early 19th century.
A similar model is kept at the Palacio Real in Madrid.
3 800 €
13 000 €