Empire Ormolu And Bronze Mantel Clock
France, circa 1825
Created by L. Esieur in Pairs, this is a large ormolu and bronze clock centralised on the theme of knowledge. The striking takes place every half hour and hour. With a silk suspension movement, and features four scenes. A bronze female figure displays thought, the painter beneath the clock shows art, the book above represents knowledge and bust atop denotes sculpture. The immaculate clock is available for viewing on Kensington Church Street, London.