This golden clock, conceived in Louis XVI Grecian fashion, evokes lyric poetry's triumph. It displays a flowered and laurelled medallion on its stepped-altar plinth; while an enflamed urn with Apollonian laurels crown its timepiece, which is borne by a celestial sphere-guarding lion. Another version of this model is illustrated in J. Augarde, Les Ouvriers du Temps: La Pendule à Paris de Louis XVI à Napoleon Premier, Geneva, 1996, p. 54, fig. 36. A drawing for a related clock, by the Parisian bronzier François Vion and dated to around 1770 is in the Bibliothèque Doucet, Paris (H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, fig. 3.11.6).