A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING THE OATH OF THE HORATII
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING THE OATH OF THE HORATII

OF EMPIRE STYLE, CIRCA 1860

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A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK DEPICTING THE OATH OF THE HORATII
OF EMPIRE STYLE, CIRCA 1860
The square case with foliate decoration and trophies of war to upper corners, flanked on one side by the three Horatii brothers, and on the other by a figure of their father, the rectangular plinth with
relief-cast panel of battle scenes, on paw feet, white enamel dial with Roman hours and Arabic quarter marks, the twin barrel movement with stamp of Japy Frères, with Brocot suspension and count wheel strike to bell, with pendulum; winding key
17 3/8 in. (44 cm. ) high; 20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) wide; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) deep

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The design for this clock is taken from Jacques-Louis David's 1784 painting of The Oath of the Horatii
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