A Louis XVI gilded bronze and white marble striking mantel clock representing “The time defeated by Love”.
Dial : the white enamel and signed 'Merra / A Paris', with gilt-brass hands. Pierre Martin Merra, maître en 1775.
Movement : twin barrels with silk suspension anchor escapement and countwheel strike on bell; pendulum, two winding keys
Paris circa 1780.
From each side of the movement, two ormolu putti, one wearing the outfits of Mars (an armour and a helmet), the other with the Nemean Lion's Pelt of Hercules, are symbolising the victorious Love. The figure of Saturn symbolises the time.
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