Feine feuervergoldete Empire Pendule „Göttin Flora“, Paris, ca. 1810-1819


A fine French Empire mantel clock with a rectangular drum case surmounted by a wall fountain featuring a lion mask, flanked by the goddess Flora holding a flower in one hand and a bee the other - as Flora is not only the goddess of flowers but also one among several fertility goddesses. On the other side a perfume burner of urn form on a circular base, giving off a scent symbolized by clouds. The rectangular stepped plinth decorated with three wreaths framing baskets of flowers and a central mask of Flora or Apollon. The white enamel dial with Roman numerals and blued-steel Breguet hands. The movement with silk suspension and a knob for adjusting the speed. Scetch of this model published in: Becker/Küffner: Uhren, Battenberg-Antiquitäten-Kataloge, 1994, S. 141


PERIOD: 1810-1819
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Ormolu gilt bronze
CONDITION: Worn consistent with age and use
HEIGHT:
37 cm (14.57 in.)
WIDTH:  27 cm (10.63 in.)
DEPTH:  10 cm (3.94 in.)
Price Upon Request