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lot 717

Extraordinary large figure-pendule
bronze, fire gilded. Fully plastic representation of a reading lady in a wrinkled garment, leaning against a round watch case. Opposite winged cupids with several attributes, symbolizing
science. Below rectangular, stepped plinth, cranked
at the corners, with a surrounding pearl and acanthus frieze and a woven band with rosettes at the front. White
enamel dial, bez. Vincent à Paris. Half-hour strike on bell. H. 56 cm.
Cf. Tardy, p. 644; Niehüser, Französische Bronzeuhr, Fig. 303;
bronze figure mantle clock for exceptionally large French.
France. Paris. Around 1810.