Air du Troubadour Renaissance Musical Theme Ormolu Bronze Mantel clock
Our lovely gilt bronze mantel clock, circa 1820, features the finely sculpted and cast figures of male and female troubadours in medieval attire, playing flute and harp, surmounted by crown with lyric motif, with frieze decorated with figurative scenes. Music book on left displays sheet music entitled Air du Troubadour.
Literature: P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de La Pendule française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle (Encyclopedia of the French Pendulum from the Middle Ages to the 20th century), Editions de l''Amateur, Paris, 1997, p. 437, fig. E; Elke Niehuser, French Bronze Clocks: 1700-1830, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1999, pp. 34-35.