French Ormolu Mantel Clock Depicting Napoleon Bonaparte
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
French Ormolu Mantel Clock Depicting Napoleon Bonaparte, Paris, last quarter 19th century, the gilt-bronze case with Napoleon as artilliary officer manning a canon with silvered clock dial recessed behind the spoked wheel of the carriage on a rocky outcrop, the lower section with applied patriotic scenes, military iconography, feet and central drop inscribed with Napoleonic battles, Toulon, Mantour and Lodi, eight-day brass time and strike movement faintly inscribed on backplate, T.C. Cugghe(?)...et cie, Paris, count wheel strike and pendulum, ht. 17 1/2 in.
No significant repairs, restoration or replacements, mellow old finish on brass, gilding in very nice condition, movement complete, probably could use lubrication, a very nice example.