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French Gilt Bronze Female Figural Mantel Clock, ca. 1870-75, unsigned

French Gilt Bronze Female Figural Mantel Clock, ca. 1870-75, unsigned

Item Description:

Topped by a sculpture of a winged French heroic female figure of "La Loi" ("The Law"), with her accoutrements of legal tablets representing the rule of law, garland wreath and fasces, the bundle of rods representing the magistrate's power of jurisdiction, standing upon a rococo platform comprised of the gilt clock dial, acanthus leaf decoration, ribboned foliage and, at the base, crossed swords, ribbons, acanthus leaves, and another depiction of the fasces and resting on acanthus leaf metal feet, the dial with beaded-edge egg and dart brass bezel containing a beveled crystal opening to a gilt metal dial with floral embossing in the center, with Arabic hour chapter, open minute ring, French "Roman" hands and a small Brocot aperture above the twelve for changing the speed of the clock, with classic French, double spring powered, round solid plate brass movement of eight day duration which strikes a bell on the hour and half hour and accompanied by a French winding key and adjustable short French pendulum rod, the outside escapement on the rear plate indicates a probable production date prior to 1875.


Appears to be good, in running condition and can strike. A single back foot replaced on the right side and mild wear to the dial numbers. Please contact for specific condition questions.


Height 21 in.

Depth 8 in.

Width 18.5 in.


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French Gilt Bronze Female Figural Mantel Clock, ca. 1870-75, unsigned

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