Chariot clock with Lion (c. 1830 France)

 Chariot clock with Lion
Title Chariot clock with Lion
Country of Origin France
Dated c. 1830
Dimensions 19.50inch wide (49.53 cm wide)
21.50inch high (54.61 cm high)
Status SOLD

D202. A fine French chariot clock being pulled by a well sculpted lion with a moth holding the reins, circa 1830.

The bronzed base of the clock is supported by elaborate gilded lions paw feet and the front is decorated with an applied mount featuring a stringed instrument to the centre from which scroll-work runs out to the swan- like birds on either side.

The well executed bronzed chariot has a female figure to the front holding the ends of the delicate gilded harness . On the rear of the chariot rests a bow and a quiver of arrows. The winged figure of cupid on top of the chariot bears a torch.

The dial and back door are in the form of a finely sculpted wheel with elaborate spokes. The movement has count-wheel strike on a bell.

Width: 19.5" (49.5 cms.) Height. 21.5". ( 52 cms.) £11,500.

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