5 March 2003
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU-MOUNTED PATINATED-BRONZE AND VERDE ANTICO MANTEL CLOCK
the circular dial with Roman chapters within a domed case, the base with figures of Napoleon and a figure of the Princess Hatzfeld, on paw feet, later glass to face, lacking pendulum and key
18½in. (47cm.) high, 13¼in. (34cm.) wide
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An almost identical model is illustrated P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de La Pendule Français du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, Paris, 1997, p. 414, fig. B.
The narrative subject matter of this clock depicts the Princess de Hatzfeld beging Napoleon to pardon her husband after comitting treason. Napoleon motions for her to eliminate the proof of the crime by throwing it into the fire.
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