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Lot No. 415 (90th Auction)
A. Weygand à Paris, Movement No. 2126, Height 430 mm, circa 1860

A rare French Napoleon III sculptural mantel clock
Case: marble, gilt bronze and ivory; arched break front white marble base with fluted sides, surmounted by the figure of Ceres, Goddess of agriculture, with ears of corn and harvesting equipment. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, signed, 1 hammer / 1 bell, 8 day-movement, solid movement pillars, locking plate, short pendulum.

Ceres
In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. She was the daughter of Saturnus and Ops. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter.
Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_%28mythology%29, as of 02/19/2014.
Estimate  3,200 - 4,500 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

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