4 July 2007
A Louis Philippe ormolu and patinated bronze striking eight day mantel clock
Fraisse Ainé, Perpignan. Circa 1830
The case modelled with Napoleon Bonaparte attending a field cannon on a patinated bronze naturalistically cast base flanked by Imperial eagles, above the clock case cast with emblems of War and Victory, on a stepped base with anthemion mouldings, the engine-turned silvered dial with painted Roman chapters and blued steel trefoil hands, signed Fraisse Ainé a Perpignan, the twin barrels movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on a bell; pendulum
17¾in. (45cm.) high
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Pierre Kjellberg, L'Encyclopedie de la Pendule Française, Les editions de l'amateur, 1997, p.428, fig.A.
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