London, South Kensington
7 October 1999
An Empire gilt-bronze striking mantel clock, early 19th century
The case surmounted by a bust of Homer and flanked by a seated classical female figure playing a lyre, on rectangular rosso lavento marble base mounted to the front with relief figures of angels engaged in activities emblematic of the Arts and Sciences, with foliate cast gallery and on block feet, the white enamel Roman dial (restored) signed Lesieur a Paris, blued steel moon hands, the twin barrel movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on bell -- 24in. (61cm.) wide, 23in. (58.5cm.) wide
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