An extremely decorative and high quality Empire ormulu pendulum clock with half hour strike "La Musique" Case: oval, cranked base made of Krokean stone on six toupie feet, gilt bronze applications, central drapery with drum shaped clock. On the clock sits the personification of music shown as a lady playing the harp. In front of her is a small table with sheets of music and to her right sits Cupid, writing on a tablet; inscription: "Bouton de Rose" (which was at the time a popular piece of music by Niccolo Mussini). Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, pierced, engraved, gilt hands. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, 2 barrels, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8 day-movement, count wheel, anchor escapement, silk suspended short pendulum.
Estimate 16,000 - 20,000 €
Price Realised 18,000 €
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