Anitque French Directoire Empire Period Chariot Form Bronze Mantel Clock
This French Directoire period bronze mantle clock is decorated with allegorical figures depicting the passage of time. The clock is held by a dragon-form chariot driven by Cupid, representing the night, the clock mounted with a silk string suspension movement (lacking pendulum), and the lower frieze depicting Diana on her chariot, ushering in the dawn. One small brass ring is missing from the chain that joins the two horses together across the front of their chests. The porcelain ring dial is fine. The casting and chasing quality is excellent. The surface is fine and appears original. Lacking the pendulum to the silk thread suspension. Movement is working but we cannot verify its reliability or accuracy. As with all antique clocks, upon receipt buyer should bring to a professional for adjustment Measures 48.9 by 46.4 by 14.6 cm.