DescriptionA CHOPIN À PARIS FRENCH EMPIRE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
Chopin à Paris, Paris, France, circa 1805
Marks: CHOPIN À PARIS (signed to dial)
21 x 22 x 5-1/2 inches (53.3 x 55.9 x 14.0 cm)
The Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust
The ormolu clock having a circular porcelain dial with Roman numerals and centering two figures, one of a seated Father Time holding an hourglass and reaper, the other a winged putto holding two arrows and a torch at his feet, both set atop an oblong boat with swag drapery, swan bust masts and flanked by serpentine heads with arrow-form tongues, the whole set on a shaped base with a ribbon-tied trident and spade to center and shell-forms above the winged paw feet.
Reaper and arrows are removeable, some surface wear to gilt, expected with age, dial face in good condition, without key and pendulum. Heritage Auctions does not guarantee the working condition of the clock mechanism.
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