6 - 7 July 2005
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK
Depicting Diana the Huntress retrieving an arrow from her quiver and holding a dove in her hand, seated on a rocky outcrop enclosing a circular drum with white enamel dial with ormolu hands, twin-barrel movement with countwheel strike on a bell, on a bow-ended rectangular plinth with a relief panel of hounds attacking a deer and with ribbon-tied game, on turned tapering toupie feet, with pendulum and key, lacking glass backplate
18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 16 in. (40.5 cm.) wide
Acquired from André Mancel, Paris, 19 April 1974.
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An identical clock in the Palazzo Reale di Torino is illustrated in E. Niehuser, French Bronze Clocks, Atglen, 1999, p.220, 494 ref.55, 182.
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